Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication your doctor may arrange for you to obtain your prescriptions without having an appointment. You will receive a computer print-out listing all your medication attached to your prescription which you must tear off and keep to order your next month’s supply.

To order you can:

  • Call Prescription Ordering Direct - Tel: 0808 1647678 this is our preferred method. Opening times are from 8am - 4pm.
  • Send your request with a stamped addressed envelope to the surgery and allow one week for us to return it to you.
  • Order online via the link at the top of this page. You must first register with the surgery to us this service.

We do not accept medication requests by telephone.

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

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.

Over the Counter Medicines

Over the counter medicines for short-term conditions will no longer be routinely prescribed.

Please click on the link below to download an information leaflet:

Over the Counter Medicines.pdf

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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.