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Repeat prescriptions

If agreed by the doctor, repeat prescriptions can be obtained without an appointment.

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made:

  • via online services – ask at reception for more information
  • in writing (handwritten or computer slip)
  • dropped into the repeat prescription request boxes at the practice
  • handed into the pharmacy of your choice

Please note: to avoid any error, we cannot take prescription requests via telephone

NHS electronic prescription services: this service allows prescriptions to be sent electronically from the surgery to your nominated pharmacy for collection. Please speak with your chosen pharmacy or with our reception team if you would like to use this service.

Medication review: 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.

Collecting prescriptions: please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed. Due to the high volume of prescriptions we are unable to contact patients to let them know their prescription is ready for collection.

NHS Prescription Charges/Exemptions: these charges apply in England only.

This year we have increased the prescription charge by 15 pence from £9 to £9.15 for each medicine or appliance dispensed. The cost of prescription pre-payment certificates (PPC) will also be increased:

  • 3-month PPC increases by 55p to £29.65 and 12-month PPC increases by £1.90 to £105.90.

The increase is in line with inflation. Charges for wigs and fabric supports will also be increased in line with inflation.

Details of the revised charges for 2020 to 2021 can be found below:

Prescription charges

  • Single charge: £9.15
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65
  • 12-month PPC: £105.90

Wigs and fabric supports

  • Surgical brassiere: £30.05
  • Abdominal or spinal support: £45.35
  • Stock modacrylic wig: £74.15
  • Partial human hair wig: £196.40
  • Full bespoke human hair wig: £287.20

Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030 For information about prescription exemptions please visit the NHS website

Minor Ailments Service: our local chemists offer a Minor Ailments Scheme which enables patients to get some medications without prescription. Please click here (LINK TO MEDICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM PHARMACIES doc) to see details of medications available over the counter.

Recent Prescribing Guidance: in March 2018 NHS England published new prescribing guidance covering 35 minor, short term health conditions which are either self limiting or suitable for self care. A ‘self limiting’ condition does not require any medical advice or treatment as it will usually clear up on its own (such as sore throats, coughs, colds and viruses) and a ‘minor illness that is suitable for self care’ can be treated with items that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy. The new guidance from NHS England recommends that GPs no longer prescribe medicines that are readily available over the counter at pharmacies.

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