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Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patient Access

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If you are on regular medication that has been agreed by your doctor, you can request further medication by:

  • Calling in at the surgery and leaving your request either in the red box in the foyer or, if the surgery is closed, in the post box.
  • Online via the link at the top of this page. Please contact reception to register for Patient Access where you will be able to order your repeat medication.
  • Written Request (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you wish a prescription to be returned by post)

We do not accept telephone requests for prescriptions.

Please allow 3 working days for your prescription to be prepared. Prescriptions requested after 13:00 on Friday may not be ready until the following Wednesday.

Prescriptions will be sent directly to a pharmacy of your choice, please ensure that you have notified reception of your preferred pharmacy.

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.

Prescriptions 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): £8.80
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 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

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