Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

We work closely with all our local pharmacies to provide repeat medication as quickly and safely as possible.  Some pharmacies recommend that you request repeat prescriptions 5 working days in advance.  This is to allow the pharmacy sufficient time to make up your order in advance so that you do not have to wait when collecting your medication.

We will process all repeat medication requests within 48 working hours but your pharmacy needs time to make up the prescription.

Please remember to allow additional time at the weekends and bank holidays.

Requests may be made in person, in writing (with a stamped, addressed envelope), by fax or online via the link at the top of this page.

To sign up for online prescriptions please complete the form below and bring it to the surgery with photo ID. Your password will then be sent to you.

Telephone requests for prescriptions are not accepted.

 

On Line Access form for Existing Patients.pdf

Medication Reviews

It is most important that your medicines are reviewed at least once a year with the doctor.

You may wish to use your birthday as a reminder to see the doctor that month.

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): £9.00
  • 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.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General public - buy or renew a PPC online

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