If you are taking regular medication and require a repeat prescription, please hand in your repeat slip at the surgery, or order on-line via the website, for more details on how to order please visit how to order a prescription page. Alternatively you can telephone in your request after midday on 01205 362173.
Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection 36 hours after ordering.
Your Doctor will try to find the best way of making you better. You may not always be given medicine, as there are many other ways to treat you. Please do not expect a prescription on every visit.
Note: Patients who receive regular prescriptions will be asked at intervals to see a Doctor or Practice Nurse before the next repeat is due. This is so that the doctor can make sure your medication can be assessed and altered as necessary. You can, of course, ask for your prescription to be collected by the chemist of your choice and, if you choose this option, you must advise us accordingly. Please remember that if you choose this service, your prescription will not be ready for collection from the chemist for 48 hours after request this is at the request of the chemists to allow them time to make up your medication.
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.
From 1 April 2016, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £8.40
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
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