Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If the doctor has authorised your medication as a repeat, you will be able to obtain a repeat prescription.  Please organise your requests for repeat prescriptions in good time to allow our staff to deal with them efficiently.

Please be aware that all repeat prescription requests will take 3 working days (72 hours) to process. This is due to the current increase in patient demand and pressure of NHS work that we face.  

Please be aware that unless it is deemed medically urgent by a clinician we will not be able to issue any prescriptions before the 72 hours.

You may request this:

  • In person, over the reception counter by handing in the right hand side of your last repeat prescription or a hand-written or typed repeat prescription request
  • You may post your repeat prescription request to the surgery
  • Order online.  You need to contact the surgery to register for this service then follow the link at the top of this page.

Your completed prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.  If you do not already have a regular 'nominated' pharmacy, it would be helpful to nominate the pharmacy you would like to use on your request.

Newly registered patients must see the doctor or practice nurse for authorisation of repeat prescriptions.  

To avoid the possibility of any errors, requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone.

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.