Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term (repeat) medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • Online – This is the safest and most efficient way to order your repeat prescriptions. Please visit or call us to register for the service and get your username & password, after which you can order via the link at the top of this page.
  • By Hand – alternatively, drop your repeat slip at reception or our post box with your required items ticked. Please order using the repeat slip which is attached to your previous prescription - your pharmacist will give it to you when you collect your medication; if they do not then please ask them.
  • Via your usual pharmacist who will be pleased to order for you. You should let them know each month what items you require and they will do the rest. Your pharmacy should not order for you automatically without asking for your needs first.

We will ask to see you periodically to review your condition and medication. Please attend for review when asked to do so as any delay may affect future prescriptions.

Collections

Once we have received your request please allow two working days (48 working hours) for prescriptions to be processed and ready for collection and come in after 4pm.

We are now using electronic prescriptions, not printed green paper ones any more so most prescriptions will go directly to your nominated pharmacy from where you can collect your items (although there are a few exceptions to this).

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.