Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be given by agreement with your doctor for some long-term treatments. However from time to time you will be requested to see a doctor for a review of your medication.

Repeat prescriptions may be obtained by dropping a completed request slip into the surgery or sending it by post (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if needing to be posted back).

Prescription requests over the telephone are not accepted except in some exceptional circumstances.

A post box is located on the outside wall of the surgery via the car park for patients to post prescription requests at any time day or night.

If you use a local Chemist to collect and deliver your prescription you must make your request to us in the usual way and then inform the Chemist of your choice that your prescription will be available for collection 72 hours later.

Please allow 72 hours notice to enable repeat prescriptions to be prepared for your collection. Also please note that prescriptions left on Friday afternoon will not be available for collection until after 4.00 pm on Tuesday.

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 On-line

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