Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

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

  • In Person - drop the tear-off slip attached to your last prescription in at reception with the required item(s) clearly marked.
  • By Post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online - follow the link at the top of this page and complete a simple registration.

To avoid dangerous errors we regret we cannot take requests for repeat medication over the telephone.

We require a minimum of 72 working hours to process a prescription request and ask that you plan ahead at busy times of year such as Bank Holidays.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.

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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.