Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

When you need a new prescription for your usual treatment, please tick the items required on the printed tear-off counterfoil which comes attached to your prescription. This can either be brought into the surgery and deposited in the prescription request box (on the reception desk), or posted to us (with a s.a.e. if you wish us to post it back).

Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. To use this service you will need to obtain a username & password from reception. Please take photo ID to the front desk (such as passport or driving licence) and the receptionist will issue a username and password for you.

Please note that for safe practice, we cannot take prescription requests over the telephone.

Collections

All repeat prescription requests require 72 hours’ notice. Please refer to the table below to check when your prescription will be ready to collect.

Request submitted

Prescription available

Monday before 1pm

Thursday after 2pm

Monday after 1pm

Friday after 2pm

Tuesday before 1pm

Friday after 2pm

Tuesday after 1pm

Monday after 2pm

Wednesday before 1pm

Monday after 2pm

Wednesday after 1pm

Tuesday after 2pm

Thursday before 1pm

Tuesday after 2pm

Thursday after 1pm

Wednesday after 2pm

Friday before 1pm

Wednesday after 2pm

Friday after 1pm

Thursday after 2pm

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.

Medication Reviews

Please always check that your prescription does not need to be reviewed by your doctor before submitting your request.

If you are on regular medication you will need a medication review usually every 6-12 months. This is decided by your GP or ANP or practice nurse. We may need to review your more frequently if you are on a lot of different tablets, have recently changed your medication or if your condition is not stable. Please understand that this is so that we can prescribe safely. There will be a note on the back of your prescription asking you to make an appointment for a medication review and when it is due.

If you need a medication review please book in plenty of time if possible but if you are running out of tablets then please mention this to the staff at reception and we will make sure that this does not happen.