Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • Online via the NHS App. For guidance on setting up the NHS App click on this link: How to register for online services using the NHS App.pdf
  • Online via Patient Access - follow the link at the top of this page. To enable you to use this service, you must sign up at the surgery in order to receive the necessary passwords. Please note that you cannot request any item online that is NOT on your repeat medication. Any item not on your repeat list will need to be requested by post or by coming in to the surgery and filling in a prescription request form.
  • In person - leave your repeat slip at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Via a Pharmacy - Speak to your preferred Pharmacy about them coordinating and arranging you repeat prescriptions. 

We will send your presription to the pharmacy electronically. Just tell us which pharmacy you would like us to send it to.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

We are unable to accept requests more than one month early (and certain restricted or controlled drugs can only be requested a few days early).

Requests for prescriptions that need to be collected on the same day can only be requested in person in the surgery. (If you are housebound or receiving palliative care please phone us to discuss your requirements).

Requests for a new course of medication, or medication which you have not requested for a while, will need to be authorised by a GP.

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): £9.15
  • 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.

  • 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.