Repeat Prescriptions

  • We are not accepting E mail request for prescription from 1st July 2021

  • Please order your repeat prescriptions by dropping the repeat prescription list which is on the right hand side of your prescription ,in the prescription box located in the porch . 

    If the repeat slip is not ticked, then you have to be contacted to confirm the medications required and this may delay the process.
  • Alternatively you can register to the online service and request repeat prescriptions.
  • Repeat medication can be collected at the chemist, using electronic prescription service (EPS) or collected at the reception desk.
  • Telephone requests are not permitted. This is for safety reasons.
  • Please allow at least 2 working days for us to process the request
  • Please DO NOT request ,earlier than 10 days before they are due date.
  • To register on line, please bring an identity and fill the necessary forms at reception desk .

     

Collections

Please allow at least 2 working days for repeat prescriptions to be processed. This is to ensure that there is sufficient time to draw up the prescription and to get it checked and signed by the GP. Therefore the following applies, for e.g. when ordered on Friday the repeat prescription will be ready on Tuesday PM and if Monday is a Bank Holiday the repeat prescription ordered on Friday will be ready for collection on Wednesday PM.

For prescriptions by post please provide a stamped self addressed envelope and allow up to one week to receive the prescription back.

Medication Reviews

Medications are given for a reason and the GP needs to know of any changes in your health which may affect your medication. Regular medication reviews are required at least annually, some may need blood test to be done prior to the review with you and these may delay the production of a prescription.

Please make a note of your individual review date on your repeat prescription form. You will need to make an appointment to see doctor / nurse to review your medication. Prescriptions for further supplies will not be issued without this review.

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.