Repeat prescriptions are available where appropriate for those on long-term treatment. They are processed on our computerised system when authorised by a doctor.
There are a number of ways to order a repeat prescription:
- Leave your prescription counterfoil with the items required ticked in the box at the reception desk.
- Post it to us
- Fax it to us
- Patient Access – please contact Reception for your pin
- MyGP smartphone app – please contact Reception for your pin
Repeat prescriptions are not to requested by phone, as this carries the risk of mishearing drug names or dosages so we do encourage you to use a written method when possible.
Your medication can be collected during regular opening times.
It would be very helpful if patients could advise our staff when ordering the prescription which site they wish to collect it from.
Please allow 5 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Please provide evidence of your exemption to the staff when collecting. We are not responsible for determining whether you are exempt or should pay for your prescription – it is patient responsibility.
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge. APRIL 2021
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
- 3-month Pre payment certificate (PPC): £29.65
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website