Prescriptions

Prescriptions - Questions and Repeats

If you have a question regarding your prescription or its availability please use our econsult service.

To order repeat perscriptions you can do this either using,

  • Online. This is the easiest and fastest way to order repeat prescriptions. Speak to reception team if  you need to register or find more information on the Online Services section of the website. 
  • In person - drop your repeat slip into the post box outside the surgery.
  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.

If you are registered online to use our appointment system please click on the link at the top of this page to order your prescription online.

 If you nominate your usual chemist we can send the prescription electronically.

Please note some medications (e.g. controlled drugs) cannot be sent electronically. 

Please allow 2 full working days when ordering medication.

You will need to attend for regular reviews of your medication. 

Third Party Consent Form

If you would like our team to be able to speak with another member of your family or a close friend regarding any of your medical care, you would need to fill in a patient consent form. Once you have completed the form you can hand it in to our team at the surgery.

Please note that the surgery would need to speak to the patient giving their consent to confirm that they are happy to do before we can process the request.

Please click hereto download a third party consent form.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.