Prescriptions

Prescriptions - Please Read the Following Information and Act Accordingly:

Please nominate a pharmacy where you would like your prescription to be sent electronically for collection.

Requests for prescriptions should be through your pharmacy or by requesting via the surgery on-line access.  Repeat prescriptions will not be accepted at the surgery during the coronavirus period as we are limiting face-to-face contact.

Repeat Prescriptions

How to order your medication

We strongly recommend that patients register for Online Access and order via the link at the top of this page. Medication can be ordered at your convenience without having to attend the surgery.  If you require help getting set up with online access please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.

If you don't have access to online services, you may order repeat prescriptions by the following ways:

  • In person- please use the tear off portion of your prescription to tick the items you need repeated and drop it off in the grey post box in the main foyer.
  • By post- If you wish us to return your prescription by post, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.
  • Pharmacy Collection Service- Many pharmacists now run schemes to collect your repeat prescriptions for you. Please enquire about this with your pharmacist. 

We require 48 working hours (weekends are therefore excluded) to process your request.  Please allow sufficient time to order your medication.  

Please note: For reasons of safety we are unable to accept prescription requests over the phone.

What You Can Order

Only medication that has been agreed by the doctor can be requested as a repeat prescription item.  Should you require an item that you have had in the past but is not on your repeat medication list, please book a telephone consultation with a GP or a Nurse Practitioner.

Our policy is to provide repeat prescriptions for a period of 28 days. This allows us to monitor your medication and ensure that you are kept aware of any necessary checks you need to undergo because of your medication. Exceptions to the 28-day policy are HRT and contraceptive medications. If you are unsure, please discuss this with your doctor. Or you may be suitable for repeat dispensing

Repeat Dispensing

If you are on regular medications and are stable, your doctor may be happy to prescribe medication without you having to contact the surgery each time.  

With these prescriptions you can collect your medicines from the pharmacy at regular intervals for up to 12 months. Your doctor will decide how often you should collect your prescription and how long it will last for.

Evidence Based Medicine

We work hard to ensure our prescribing is of high quality and we will prescribe medicines that are effective, safe and provide value for money.  Our surgery complies with local and national guidelines, therefore, there may be a time when your medication will be changed in light of new evidence.  Should this apply to you, we will endeavour to keep you fully informed and answer any queries you may have.

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 their regular medications and a 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.