Repeat Prescriptions

These are only issued with a doctor's authorisation. If you have repeat prescriptions you can order them online via the link at the top of this page or via our new repeat prescription email address prescriptions.croft@nhs.net 

Alternatively you can use the re-order slip (white, right hand side of the prescription) to request further prescriptions. To ask for a repeat prescription either hand in your re-order slip to your designated chemist or at the surgery.

Collections

Always allow ample time. Be sure not to run out. Allow at least two full working days (prescriptions can be collected after 16:00 after the two full working days) if you hand it in to the surgery or five working days for postal requests. If you use a chemist ask when it can be collected. Prescriptions can be collected in person from the surgery or will be posted back if you provide a stamped addressed envelope.

Occasionally due to training or bank holidays there may be a delay when collecting your prescription.  Please check our closure dates and training dates to ensure you do not run out of medication.

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): £9.35
  • 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.

Over The Counter Medication

The GPs and nurses no longer routinely prescribe medicines that can be bought over-the-counter (OTC) for certain, mostly short term, conditions or vitamin and mineral supplements for most patients. We are asking patients to take a different approach to managing the following conditions:-

Acute sort throat

Minor burns and scalds

Conjunctivitis

Mild cystitis

Mild dry skin

Diarrhoea (adults)

Dry eyes and sore tired eyes

Excessive sweating

Sunburn

Sun protection

Ringworm or athlete’s foot

Oral thrush

Infrequent cold sores of the lip

Infrequent constipation

Infrequent migraine

Insect bites and stings

Mild irritant dermatitis

Mild to moderate hay fever

Mouth Ulcers

Earwax

Haemorrhoids (piles)

Minor pain, discomfort and fever (such as aches and sprains, headache, period pain and back pain)

Warts and verrucae

Indigestion and heartburn

Travel sickness

Coughs, colds and nasal congestion

Dandruff

Cradle cap

Nappy rash

Infant colic

Teething or mild toothache

Prevention of tooth decay

Threadworms

Mild acne

Head lice