You can now order repeat prescriptions online, including repeat and acute prescriptions, prescriptions for your family members (with their permission), and custom requests (via the 'Medication Request Notes' box). Please contact us to register for this service and receive your online log in details (which will go live 24 hours after issue).
Please help the Surgery by requesting your medication online wherever possible. This can save time for you, our reception team and our Doctors.
Alternatively, you can return the tear-off slip from your prescription form which lists items intended for repeat use to us in person or by post. If you would like your prescription sent to you, please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope with your prescription request.
We aim to provide your repeat prescription within 48 hours of your request. Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
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. There are extensive exemption and remission arrangements in place to protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.
Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPCs) can offer real savings for people who need extensive medication. If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
The following NHS charges apply in England only. Prescriptions are free of charge in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- Prescription (per item): £8.20
- 3 month Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC): £29.10
- 12 month Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC): £104.00
You can buy or renew a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) via phone (0845 850 0030) or online.
Each repeat prescription item has a review date, which is decided by your doctor when the medication is first prescribed. The prescription will be regularly reviewed by your doctor, and no further prescriptions will be issued after the review date has passed unless you have reviewed the medication with your doctor. It is important to review your medication at least once a year to check if it is still needed, and if it is working as it should. We will also check that you are not having side effects, arrange any tests that are needed to monitor the effects, and check that nothing better could be used instead.