Repeat Prescriptions

To order more medication please bring in the right hand side of your prescription, tick the items you need and put the slip in the box at reception. If the surgery is closed please use the post box outside.

You can also write everything down on a piece of paper but please remember to include your name and date of birth along with the medications you require.

Alternatively you can now order online. Please contact receptionfor your username and password to enable your access to online services.

We will not accept requests for prescriptions over the phone.

Your doctor will inform you if your medication can be obtained through the repeat prescription process. Any requests for items that are not detailed on your personal repeat medication list will not be issued without you speaking to a duty nurse or doctor first.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescription Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

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: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

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