Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on regular medication do not usually need to see the doctor for repeat medication. You will be issued with a computer slip with all repeat drugs on a list. To re-order, please do one of the following:

  • During the Coronaviruse pandemic please post it through our letter box to the side of the front enterance. Do not hand it at reception.
  • Post it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Telephone your order on our 24 hour prescription line 01205 722437 option 2 then option 2.
  • If you wish to speak to a member of staff about your repeat medication please phone 01205 722437 option 2 then option 1.
  • Order online via the link at the top of this page. First time users are required to complete a simple registration.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

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.

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.