Prescriptions for drugs that have been authorised as a repeat prescription by the doctor can be ordered in the following ways:
- Call our dedicated prescription line between 1:30pm-4:30pm, Monday - Friday. It is option 3 when you call the surgery line.
- Complete the right hand side of the prescription and post in the repeat prescription box in the surgery.
- Post your request to the surgery and if you enclose an SAE we will post the signed prescription back to you.
- By special arrangement with the chemist.
- Online via EMIS. If you are interested in using this service please ask the receptionist for more details. You will be provided with appropriate access codes and password after which you may follow the tlink at the top of this page.
- If your medicine is stable you can use the "repeat dispensing system" which allows up to 6 months of prescriptions to be with a nominated chemist so that you just visit the chemist to collect your prescription. A consent form needs to be signed prior to starting this system so please ask at reception.
48 working hours notice is required for processing your repeat prescription.
If you require medication that is not part of your repeat prescription please complete one of the "medication request" forms and post it in the repeat prescriptions box.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that all of our patients prescriptions will be sent to their chosen chemist directly, saving you having to come down to the surgery.
If you do not have a chosen pharmacy then your prescription will still go electronically. You will need to go into a chemist, provide them with your name, DOB and address and they can electronically retrieve your prescription.
For more information please click here.
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.