Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

The practice is not a dispensing practice.

Patients can order online, hand their repeat prescription slip to the receptionists, post, or if necessary send a stamped addressed envelope – ask at reception for details.

If you request your repeat prescription by writing to us you must include your name, your address, your date of birth, how you would like to collect your prescription and a full list of items required. 

Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. New users to the service are required to complete a simple registration.

We are sorry that repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone. This avoids the possibility of mistakes and also leaves the lines open for appointments and emergencies. Plan ahead to avoid running out. If you do not have a repeat prescription computer slip ask at reception for one (as repeat prescriptions will not normally be dispensed without one).

Changes to Over The Counter (OTC) medication

Guidance has now changed and we will no longer be prescribing medication that is available OTC

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available

to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

THIS IS ALSO THE CASE EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PAY FOR PRESCRIPTIONS

Website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-print-ready.pdf

Collections

Since to COVID-19 pandemic and thanks to the Electronic Prescribing Service your prescription is now sent directly to the chemist of your choice.

Some of the local chemists offer a collection and delivery service for repeat prescriptions. If you use this service please allow 4-5 working days for your prescription to be processed.

If on discharge from hospital your medication has changed, please inform your doctor as soon as possible, as the hospital may take longer to do so.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.