You can order repeat prescriptions by:
- Handing in at reception
- By post enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish your prescription to be returned to you.
- Online via the link at the top of this page (please note you will need to register for this service. Please contact reception.)
- You can also email prescriptions.
We DO NOT take prescription requests by telephone.
If possible please return the second half of your computerised prescription. If this is not possible, please write your name, address, date of birth and medication required clearly on a piece of paper.
There is certain medication which cannot be requested on repeat (i.e. antibiotics). Please ask the doctors if you are in any doubt.
Your prescription will be ready for collection 2 working days after receipt.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
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.
We are a dispensing practice but this service is limited to patients that are within our dispensing area. The current prescription charge is £9.65 (for each quantity of a drug or appliance) and this is reviewed annually in line with the Department of Health. Payments for prescriptions are in cash (please try and have the correct money) or by cheque.
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.