Prescriptions

How to order your repeat prescriptions

  • online
  • in person at the surgery
  • by post
  • by fax

We have been advised by NHS England to switch to Patient Access with immediate effect for ordering of medication.  We apologise for any inconvenience. This service will allow you to order Medication, book appointments and view your medical records online 24 hours a day. You can register for our online services here.

It can also be requested using:

The tear-off side-slip from a previous prescription (tick the items needed)
or
A written note with name, date of birth, contact telephone number and list of items needed.

You can send in your prescription request via Royal Mail, ensuring that you post at least 5 working days in advance to allow for any delays.

For your safety we do not accept telephone requests for prescriptions.  

Please allow 2 working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery on 01744 624808.

Some chemists will arrange to collect regular prescriptions for you. Please ask at your regular chemist for details.

Please note – you will need an appointment with the nurse for a prescription for HRT or contraception.

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.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £8.20
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.

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