Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed, by the surgery.
We ask you to only order medicine when needed, check how many days’ medicine you have before ordering a new prescription. Please aim to order when you have 5 – 7 days of medicines left. This is important because your GP requires at least 2 working days to provide the prescription and your pharmacy will need 3-5 days after receiving the prescription to order and assemble it for collection.
We operate a yearly review of repeat prescriptions. If the doctor considers your prescription may need some amendment, we will write to you inviting you to make an appointment to discuss this.
Patients can also complete a Repeat Prescription form (available from Reception). Patients can then post in our Repeat Prescription boxes.
Prescription 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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
Prescription costs as of April 1 2018
- The current prescription charge is £9.00 (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery).
- A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need three or more items in three months.
- A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months.
Prescription services helpline – 0300 330 1341
General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website