When your repeat prescription is due please make your request in writing. Alternatively, you can order your repeat prescription via our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or directly online via the link at the top of this page. New online users are required to complete a simple registration.
We do not accept prescription requests over the telephone.
Please allow us 72 hours for processing.
Please note prescriptions requested after surgery hours will be processed 72 hours from the next working day under the current pandemic situation.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
Acute prescriptions are medicines that have been issued by the GP but not added to your repeat prescription records. This is usually new medication issued for a trial period and will normally require a review visit with your GP prior to being added onto your repeat prescription record.
Please note that receptionists are unable to automatically submit requests for acute prescriptions in the same manner as repeats and will forward all requests onto GP's. Requests for acute prescriptions may be re-used and you may be asked to make an appointment with your GP.
Please ensure that you visit your doctor or nurse regularly for your medication review.
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
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.