Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Prescriptions can be obtained without seeing the doctor providing the doctor has agreed to this arrangement previously.

The quickest and easiest way to order your prescriptions is online.  To register just click on the link at the top of this page.  Repeat prescriptions will be processed in the same way as any repeat prescription and within the same time frame.

To place your request, send us your repeat prescription counterfoil clearly indicating which items you require. If you do not have this form a short note to the receptionist will suffice. If you find it difficult to get to surgery you will be able to make arrangements with one of the local pharmacies to collect your counterfoil and deliver your prescription to your home.

Many of the pharmacies in the area also offer a prescription collection and delivery service. Please contact them directly to make the necessary arrangements.

We aim to prepare all repeat prescriptions within 48 hours.   Any request for acute items will be ready in 72 hours.  Further details concerning ordering your prescription can be obtained from reception.

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.