Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions Before Bank Holiday

Please ensure all repeat medication requests are submitted 7 days before all Bank Holidays.

Repeat Prescriptions

The quickest and easiest way to order repeat prescriptions is by using the NHS App - please click on the image on the right for more information on how to do this.

If you do not have access to the NHS App, please order repeat prescriptions on the printed request form provided at the chemist when you collect your medication. This can then be:

  • posted to the surgery
  • placed in the repeat prescription box on the reception desk or the surgery's external letter box or
  • handed in at your local chemist (who will return it to us)

Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. Patients new to the service will need to register first. 

Please note we DO NOT accept telephone requests for prescription items.

Collections

Your repeat prescription will be ready for collection at the pharmacy of your choice after 15:00 five working days after we receive this request. 

We are unable to process requests any quicker due to the volume of prescriptions we deal with on a daily basis.

Urgent Requests

As a patient it is your responsibility to make sure that you submit your request while you still have sufficient medication to last you because we are unable to provide prescriptions urgently, except in exceptional circumstances.  If an urgent request for medication is made, you will need to fill in a urgent prescription request form and a clinician will decide whether this is necessary.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a clinician at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your medication.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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.

Over the Counter Medicines

Medication Not Needing a Prescription

Many very effective medications are available as ‘over the counter’ medications these include, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen , antibiotics for conjunctivitis and medications for constipation.

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve quickly and without an appointment.

Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time: just walk in.

All pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals they can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help to clear up the problem. If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP.

The complaints your local pharmacist can advise and offer medication for include:

Pain relief

Cystitis

Hayfever

Headlice

Sore Throat

Teething Pain

Insect bites/stings

Toothache

Warts and veruccas

Fever

Conjunctivitis

Earache

Constipation

Temperature

Athlete’s foot

Diarrhoea

Threadworm

Haemorrhoids

Vaginal Thrush