Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on repeat medications, you can request your medication in the following ways:

  • Order online using the online services, if you’re not registered for online services please complete the “Register for Online Services” form.
  • Tick the medication(s) you require only, from the list attached to the prescription form –then post it or bring it in to the surgery
  • Write down the medication(s) you require, along with your name, address and then bring it in to the surgery or post it.
  • Fax your repeat medication(s) request to 01255 207 661 – remember to include your full name and address.

You can collect your prescription from the surgery or ask to have it delivered to a pharmacy. Please allow at least 5 working days for the prescription to be issued and signed by a doctor. If you request a repeat prescription too early without reason it may not be issued until its due date, or you may be called to establish a reason. This is to safeguard the patient and the practice from overuse or misuse of medication.

Medication Review

You will also be required to have a medication review done around every 6 months, this is standard practice in ALL UK GP surgeries. This is extremely important to both you and the surgery. It enables us to make sure all your medication(s) is up to date, correct dosages, stop medication(s) or add medication(s) etc. It is also an opportunity for you to discuss any issues you have with any of your medication(s). This can be done by our Clinical Pharmacist.

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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £7.65
  • 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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website