Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope and we will post it back to you.
  • Online - follow the link at the top of this page
  • By hand - drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.

Please use counterfoil provided or on a piece of paper.

Unless you are homebound, please do not request over the telephone as there is a  risk of prescribing wrong medication in wrong dosage.

Once we receive your request, the practice will make available your prescription within 48 hours.

From time to time your medication need to be reviewed and you may not receive further medication without a doctor’s consent.

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.