Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

There a number of options available to order your repeat prescriptions:

  • Through the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by registering with the practice, you may view your own medication and order on-line via the link at the top of this page.
  • Tick the appropriate medication on your computer slip, hand it in or send it to the practice

We can no longer accept telephone ordering of prescriptions.

Please ensure you allow 48 hours for regular repeated prescriptions to be available for collection but please note that these can only be collected Monday - Friday. The collection service is not available on those occasions we open on a Saturday.

Most local pharmacies provide a delivery service to those who need it although we understand some require up to 4 days notice - please ask your pharmacist.

Controlled Drug Prescriptions

If you are being prescribed controlled drugs, we have a system in place for the collection of repeat prescriptions. For safety reasons, we will require signed authorisation from you if someone else is collecting the prescription on your behalf and evidence of identity from the person collecting the prescription.

We can now send prescriptions for controlled drugs directly to your nominated pharmacy.  Please ask either at our reception or in your preferred pharmacy for them to register you for this service.

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.