Request on prescription counterfoil / in clearly written letter or on line. We do not accept telephone calls for prescriptions to avoid errors.
Patients can obtain repeat prescription if they are due. Requests can be made online or at the reception on prescription counterfoil or clearly written letter. Patients can send request and receive their prescription by post. Phone calls to request prescriptions lead to errors and we do not use this method. If you have nominated a pharmacy, we shall send your prescription electronically to your pharmacist. Repeat prescriptions are ready in 24 hours and can be collected after 16:00 on next working day.
Please note that in order to avoid errors we do not accept requests by telephone.
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). A list of people with exemptions from the prescription charges is printed at the back of your prescription . To claim an exemption you have to tick the relevant exemption and sign on the prescription.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.00
- 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 12 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