Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Requests should be made using the white repeat prescription slip on the right side of your prescription, ticking only those items that are required. You may need to see or speak to a doctor for items not on that list. You can also fill in a form available at reception to make a written request if you do not have the usual repeat slip.

Repeat prescriptions can also be ordered on-line via the link at the top of this page.  Please see reception to register for this service.

Reception staff cannot take requests for repeat prescriptions over the phone. This is due to risk management and is necessary to avoid mistakes in your medicine. In situations when it is very important to obtain medication without making a written request in the normal way, you will need to speak to a doctor.

Please give 48 hours notice for repeat prescriptions.

You can collect your prescription or we will post it to you if you provide a stamped addressed envelope.

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.

Changes to how the NHS prescribes 'over the counter' medicines for minor health conditions

In March 2018, NHS England published guidance about reducing the prescribing of medicines or treatments that are available to buy over the counter.  Please click on the following link for further information: