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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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
Currently the Practice will contact you as and when a medication review is due.
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): £9.35
- 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
Mild dry skin
Dry eyes and sore tired eyes
Ringworm or athlete’s foot
Infrequent cold sores of the lip
Insect bites and stings
Mild irritant dermatitis
Mild to moderate hay fever
Minor pain, discomfort and fever (such as aches and sprains, headache, period pain and back pain)
Warts and verrucae
Indigestion and heartburn
Coughs, colds and nasal congestion
Teething or mild toothache
Prevention of tooth decay