How to request repeat Prescriptions:

 

Tel: 01670 774 216
Online: Link below

A great advantage to our patients is the fact that we can supply all acute and repeat prescriptions.  The only exception being if you live within one mile of a chemist, in which case they will dispense for you.

 

Repeat Prescriptions

Although we are computerised, dispensing is still time consuming.  We therefore ask that you make repeat medication requests using the right hand side of your prescription, where possible, as this will help to ensure accuracy.  

 

Please give 48 hours (two working days) notice, as we may need to order your medication.

 

There are three ways to get your repeat prescription:

  • By phone

  • In person (using the right hand side of your prescription)

  • Online (for registered users).  Click Patient Portal available on this page.

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

From 1 April 2020, the charges are:

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15

  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90

  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

 

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.  The charge for a single prescription item is £9.15 whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.65 and a 12 month PPC £105.90.  

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/PPC.aspx

For further information regarding exemptions please use this link 

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/exemption-certificates/medical-exemption-certificates

Why can't I get a prescription for an over-the-counter medicine?

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.  Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket.  Click here for further information. 

Why is the NHS reducing these prescriptions?

The NHS currently spends around £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket, such as paracetamol.

By reducing the amount it spends on OTC medicines, the NHS can give priority to treatments for people with more serious conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.

Prescriptions