Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are issued for medication which your doctor has agreed you need to take on a regular basis. These are usually issued on a two monthly basis, but you will need to see your doctor periodically so that your treatment can be monitored.

New patients will need to be seen by the doctor before any current medication can be issued.

You may request medication using any of the following methods:

  • Use the order form attached to your prescription, tick the items you require and send it through the post enclosing a SAE if you require your prescription posting back to you.
  • Order online via the link at the top of this page, once registered simply click on the link and follow the instructions. 
  • Fill a form in at reception.
  • Click on the image below and complete the online request form.
  • Email the surgery - gp.p82023@nhs.net 

We no longer take prescription requests over the phone, however, should you have a problem then you can raise a query by contacting the surgery on 01204 309206.

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Collecting your Prescription

Please allow 5 working days from the day that we receive your request (weekends not included)

If you have requested a paper prescription then these may be picked up from the surgery between 08:30am and 18:00pm Monday to Friday.

Electronic prescriptions will go direct to your nominated pharmacy.

Help with Prescription 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

Prescription Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item) - £9.65
  • 3 month prepayment certificate (PPC) - £31.25
  • 12 month prepayment certificate (PPC) - £111.60

If you have to pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3 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.