Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Please request medication with your repeat prescriptions form if you have one. If you do not have a repeat prescription form, you may leave a written request or complete the Request a Repeat Prescription triage. Please be aware that we will not accept telephone requests due to the risk of misunderstanding.

Your prescription will usually be ready for collection 72 hours after it was requested, excluding weekends and bank holidays. Your doctor may ask to see you before issuing a repeat prescription in order to discuss whether the medication is still the best one for your needs.

If you leave a stamped, addressed envelope we will return your prescription by post.

You can ask for prescriptions to be sent to one of the local pharmacists but you should allow 3 days between requesting your prescription and going to the pharmacy to collect your medicine.

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.

NHS charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £7.85
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.

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

Prescription requests received after 11:00 will not be processed until the next working day.

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.