Patients who are on regular medication can have their drugs on repeat prescription and there are a number of ways you can order them.
The right hand side of your prescription contains a list of your current medication. Simply tick the boxes for the required items and either post it or put in the red prescription box in the waiting room.
Alternatively you can now order online by using the link at the top of the page. You will need to register for Patient Access by completing the form here and attending the surgery to complete the registration process.
You can also access Patient Access via a mobile app. Please search for 'Patient Access' in the AppStore.
Please note we do not take prescription requests over the telephone. We would also ask you not to request routine repeat prescriptions during a consultation.
Please allow 3 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to speak with one of our Pharmacists or doctors at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your prescription or via text.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment when notified 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): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.