Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • By Hand – drop your computerised repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online – follow the link at the top of this page and carry out a simple registration.
  • Some local pharmacies offer a free delivery service to those who need it - please enquire at the pharmacy.

Please allow 48 hours between requesting and collecting your medication. If your prescription is sent directly from the surgery to the local chemist you should allow 72 hours.

Controlled Drugs

New rules for collection of controlled drugs prescriptions

Having looked at the processes involved with the issue and collection of controlled drugs, the Practice has decided to make a few changes to improve certain elements of the process. To ensure that controlled drugs are only collected by legitimate people reception staff will be asking for proof of identity before handing over a controlled drug prescription.

This will not affect you if you currently have your prescriptions sent to a pharmacy, however if you have someone else pick up your prescriptions we will require a letter from you authorising them and they will have to provide the receptionist with some proof of ID, ideally something containing a picture of them. 

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will have their medications reviewed by a GP or Community Pharmacist on an annual basis. As a result of the review you may be invited in for a face to face discussion to ensure that you recieve the best possible care at all times..

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.