Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Prescriptions are generally issued by computer. If you take medication regularly please ask your doctor whether this should be prescribed as a computerised repeat prescription. You will then have a tear-off request slip with details of your medication.

To order a repeat prescription you should indicate which items you require and then either bring the tear off slip to the surgery or send it together with a S.A.E.

Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration.

We regret we cannot usually accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions as these can lead to mistakes.

PLEASE NOTE: When a prescription needs to be collected from the surgery they will NOT be given out to anyone aged 15 years old or younger.

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

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.

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.