Prescriptions

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Repeat Prescriptions

If you have arranged with the doctor to have repeat prescriptions for regular treatment, you may request them from the receptionist, in writing or preferably by using the “tear-off” section from your previous prescription from this practice.

Please give at least 48 hours’ notice (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Prescriptions ordered on Friday will be ready on Tuesday.

Please remember to order in advance of public holidays when the surgery and most chemists will be closed. You can attend the surgery in person or send a request by fax or post with an attached self-addressed envelope. Your chemist can also order your prescriptions for you.

You will be required to have your medication reviewed regularly. Your review date is noted on your prescription.

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.