Repeat Prescriptions

The Practice has a computerised repeat prescription system. If your doctor wishes you to continue with any medication without requiring a further consultation each time you require a prescription, you will be given a printed list which will indicate the numbers of repeats of each drug which you are allowed before you must see a doctor again. Please ensure that you tick only the medication you require.

You must request a repeat prescription in writing. You can do this by returning your repeat slip to the surgery in person (if the surgery is closed please post through the letterbox), by post, using Patient Access via the link above or you can fill in our on-line form to the right of this box.

Please allow 3 working days to process your request.

We are unable to accept telephone requests.

Collections

Please allow three clear working days for your repeat prescription to be processed. Remember to allow extra time for any postage requirements.

Any prescriptions requests received before 12 noon will be actioned on that day. If received after 12 noon then the first working day will be the next working day.

For example:

Received before 12 noon

Prescription ready

Received after 12 noon

Prescription ready

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Dispensary

Collection is between 10am-12noon and 3pm-5pm only.

Queries - call between 2pm and 4pm only please

Repeat prescriptions - can be arranged by dropping the repeat slip into the letterbox at the surgery. Our qualified dispensers' will check your request to ensure that

  • the item is available on a repeat basis
  • the correct dosage is administered
  • whether any scheduled health checks are due

To ensure that your prescription is ready for collection please allow 48 hours to enable the dispensers' to order the drugs and make up the prescription.

For our non-dispensing patients, you can arrange for the local chemists' to deliver the prescription to your home or, if you supply a stamped addressed envelope, we can send your prescription to your home.

Out of Hours Medication

 

If you have the prescription:-

You can get the medication from any Pharmacy as long as they have it in stock.

You can call NHS 111 and they can look up out of hour’s pharmacies for you.

 

If you do not have the prescription:-

You can get an emergency supply from a pharmacy. If you have an old prescription or the medicine’s packaging, please take it with you.

 

Walk in Centres:-

You may be able to find a walk in centre near you, Please click here

 

Pharmacies:-

If you need medication immediately, you can be assessed by the Pharmacist who can prescribe some medication but not all. If the Pharmacists is not satisfied with the answer to the question, your request can be declined. There will be a charge for this service. Here is a list of Local Out of Hours Chemists

Medication Reviews

If you have a repeat prescription, you will need a medication review regularly to check that the medication is still working correctly for you. During these unprecedented times, we have had to reduce the number of patients coming into the surgery, and it has given us the opportunity to rethink how we can manage reviews more effectively.

If you require any blood tests or checks, we will ask you to come in and have those, and then an appointment will be made with a GP, Clinical Pharmacist or Practice Nurse for your annual review. It may even be possible for the clinician to conduct the annual review over the telephone. This allows us to manage patient’s appointments in a better way, and also stops patients having to come into the surgery for multiple appointments if they don’t need to, which manages your time and safety more effectively. 

 

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.