Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

We ask patients to give us 2 working days to process and sign prescriptions.

Methods of ordering are:

  • Dropping your request into the prescription postbox on the reception counter or posting to the surgery
  • Requesting online - To register for online access, please see reception with photo ID

Telephone requests - Due to NHS England guidelines, we cannot take repeat prescription orders over the telephone.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to have a full review of their medication once a year. These are now done by a Pharmacist who works for the Practice. Notification of your due date should appear on your repeat prescription slip.

Please ensure that you book an appointment with the Pharmacist at the Practice to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescribing or using medication outside the UK

Any prescriptions issued by the Practice are done so within current guidance and regulations for the use of medications within the UK.

We are unable to provide advice regarding the use of any medication, prescribed or otherwise, outside of the UK. It is the individual travellers' responsibility to ensure anything transported across borders is done so within the laws of the country or countries visited.

We recommend travellers check the Foreign Office website travel advice pages for destination countries or the TravelHealthPro website set up by the Department of Health.

The FCO recommends contacting the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in the UK for the country you are travelling to for advice on the legal status of specific medications. The gov.uk website has a full list of foreign embassies in the UK.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.

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

Prescription Charge Exemption Forms

You may be exempt from paying the prescription fee. There are 2 types of prescription charge exemption forms, Medical (FP92A) and Maternity (FW8). These forms are available to collect from reception.

Click here for more information.