All prescriptions are computerised. On the right hand side of your prescription is a detachable white sheet which is your repeat prescription slip. When you require more medication please tick it on your slip and return the slip to the surgery personally, by post or fax.
If you wish us to return your prescription to you by post please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Alternatively if you have registered for on-line access you can order online via the link at the top of this page. (If you would like to register for on-line access please ask at Reception.)
Many of the local pharmacies will arrange collection of your prescription - contact your local pharmacy for this service.
Please note that telephone requests are not accepted as this is subject to error.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
If you require your medication early for any reason you must let us know (write on the bottom of your counterfoil or tell your pharmacy if you're going on holiday, etc) otherwise we will not be able to process your request.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Unwanted medicines cannot be left at the surgery. Your local pharmacy has a facility to dispose of these for you.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge (to residents only).
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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