Prescriptions

Visit our prescriptions and medicines room to order your repeat prescription.

Repeat prescriptions will normally be available for collection from the surgery two working days after the request is received.

Please note that collection of your medication from a pharmacy is not within this time frame, so please re-order your medication in good time.

Medication on repeat prescription can be requested in the following ways:

  • Online
  • By post – Please tick the relevant boxes on your repeat slip attached to your previous prescription. Alternatively write your medication request clearly and remember to include your name, address and DOB. Please include a stamped addressed envelope if you require your prescription to be posted to you.
  • In person – Please tick the relevant boxes on your repeat slip attached to your previous prescription. Alternatively write your request on one of our request forms and put in the box at reception.
  • Pharmacies

Please note: If you have seen a hospital specialist and they have recommended a course of treatment, this will not be actioned until your doctor has received a letter from the hospital specialist.

If the hospital specialist deems that you need to start a medication immediately, the specialist will provide you with a prescription at your outpatient appointment.

Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.

We encourage all patients to register online for this free service.

Alternatively, you can inform reception and your medical record will be updated. You may also go to your preferred pharmacy and let them know you want them to be your nominated pharmacy.

Prescription Fees

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

The current prescription charge is £9.15 per item.

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.