Repeat prescriptions can also be requested in the following ways:
- place your prescription counterfoil in the box to the left of the reception window, having clearly marked which item(s) you require.
- by post with a stamped addressed envelope.
- e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online via the link at the top of this page (registration required).
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Items and quantities you require
We always acknowledge e-mail prescription requests. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please contact the surgery before coming to collect your prescription
Prescriptions may be collected between 09:00 and 18:30.
Please allow at least two working days before collecting a prescription.
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.
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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): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.
Changes to the Prescribing of Over The Counter Medicines
Did you know that your local NHS spends £15m a year on prescribing medicines that are available to buy at the pharmacy?
Following national guidance from NHS England, we’re asking GPs not to prescribe these medicines*, including for conditions such as coughs, colds, headaches, mouth ulcers, travel sickness and mild toothache.
Your GP will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy at your local pharmacy.
The team of health professionals at the pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll direct you to the help you need.
You can contact us at email@example.com
For further details, including a list of conditions the guidance applies to, please take a look at our leaflet below: