If you require regular medication, the doctor may issue a repeat prescription. You will get a repeat prescription slip with your prescription. Simply tick the items needed and send or hand in at the surgery.
You can now request repeat prescriptions on line via Patient access at the top of this page - to register for this service please contact reception.
Prescriptions will normally be ready for collection after 3 working days.
You may request your chemist in writing to request the prescriptions. They are also unable to obtain your request via telephone.
We do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions.
Doctors may leave messages with repeat prescriptions on the repeat slips
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, 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.
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): £9.15
- 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.