Repeat Prescriptions Requests:
If your medical condition qualifies for repeat prescriptions there are a number of ways to request them:
- NHS APP : ideally patients are encouraged to use NHS app (you can register without any codes from the surgery)
- Patient Access : will need registration for Repeat Prescribtion by filling a form at the surgery.
- eConsult : eConsult should not be used to request medications as it is not available all the time.
- MyGP App: will need registration for Repeat Prescribtion by filling a form at the surgery.
- Put the request in the surgery letter box.
- Send the request by post.
- Ask your pharmacist to request it on your behalf.
Please Note: we are unable to accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
Please note; medications which need re-authorisation from the doctor (when it has exceeded the number of authorised repeats by the GP) might not appear on all online systems.
Prescriptions will usually be processed and sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy or printed and left at reception if you do not have a nominated pharmacy.
Please allow a minimum of 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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 can ask the pharmacy or the surgery to set it up for you.
For more information please click here.
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): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.