Requests for repeat prescriptions for regular monthly medication that have previously been authorised by a doctor can be made in one of the following ways :
- Mark items required on computerised slip (right hand side of your prescription) and place in box adjacent to dispensary.
- Complete slip and post to practice (enclose stamped addressed envelope if you want prescription posting back out to you).
- Telephone the surgery and select repeat prescription from the options. You can then leave your request on the answer machine. This service is available 24hrs a day 7 days a week.
- Via our online services, available 24hrs a day 7 days a week.
Prescriptions will be ready for collection 48hrs after ordering (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Please do not request medication which has not previously been authorised for repeat by a doctor. You will need to periodically see a doctor to review your medication and this will be shown on your re-order slip.
Some local chemists offer a collection and delivery service for patients who are not able to use our dispensary. Please let us know when you order you prescription if you require this service.
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.