If you take medication on a long-term basis, you can ask for a repeat prescription by ordering in person at the surgery, by fax or by post (please include a stamped self addressed envelope).
Your prescription will be available for you to pick up in two working days (48 hours).
You can obtain a repeat prescription by leaving your repeat prescription counterfoil at reception.
You may post your repeat prescription slip with a stamped self-addressed envelope and we will return your prescription, or you can E-mail us requesting for repeat prescription to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to give full details of medication requested otherwise we will be unable to process your request through the E-mail system.
Alternatively you may order online; follow the link at the top of this page to register for Patient Access.
Please note we do not accept request for repeat prescriptions via pharmacist or companies that supply appliances including via EPS (see below). Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions will not normally be accepted as it may lead to serious errors
Repeat prescription requests will normally be ready for collection after 48 hours (2 working days) notice. We can also send the prescription electronically to your nominated pharmacist via EPS (electronic prescribing system) once you have registered with them. You can then collect your medicines or have it delivered by your pharmacist.
Patients who wish their medication to be delivered by the Pharmacist must make their own arrangement for delivery. The practice is not responsible for organising the delivery of your medicines.
We will require a minimum of 3 working days before we can issue a prescription that has been issued by a hospital doctor. Any medication that is urgently required should be requested from the hospital pharmacy. With some hospital prescriptions you may need to first make an appointment to see the doctor before the prescription can be issued. If this is the case you will be advised by the reception staff accordingly. Please check hospital prescriptions before bringing them to the surgery as some hospital prescriptions can only be issued at the hospital pharmacy. This will be stated on the prescription.
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.
Acute/ Current Medication
This refers to medication that is being given to you on a trial basis, – for example an increased dose of an existing medication, a course of antibiotics etc. This medication will not appear on your repeat prescription counterfoil, it may take longer than 2 working days to be issued, and you may need to be reassessed by the doctor again before it can be re-issued.
Medication that has been issued previously but is no longer being issued on a regular basis or being monitored as an acute prescription will be recorded on a patient’s past medication record.
If you request medication that you have not had for a long time the doctor will generally need to see you again before re-issuing this medication.
All our repeat prescriptions will have indication labelling, which means you not only know how and when to take your medication but also what the medication is for. This helps to identify the different medicines the doctor has prescribed for your medical problems.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £8.05
- 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 15 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
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