Prescriptions

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Repeat Prescriptions

You can leave your repeat prescription counterfoils at reception, or write them down on one of our request forms.

Alternatively you can post your repeat prescription request along with a self-addressed envelope. Local chemists also offer a collection service.

For safety reasons we are unable to take medication requests over the telephone.

Your prescription will normally be ready for collection after 48 hours (2 working days) notice.

Medication Reviews

All patients who are on a regular prescribed medication will need a medication review annually (at least).

If you have been asked to amend your medication by a hospital specialist we would like you to make an appointment with a GP to discuss these changes. If you have a hand-written letter from the specialist this is particularly helpful to us as there is often a delay in receiving letters from the hospital.

Over the Counter Medication

There have some issues with medications available over the counter. Please check following link: Over the counter medicines is changing.

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.