Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions

The doctor may prescribe some medicines on a repeat prescription, and will then review your medication at regular intervals.

If you have been given a repeat medication, you can re-order it by either:-

  • Downloading and using the free NHS App
  • Leave the computer printout request or a written request in the request box which can be found on the wall in our porch giving details of the medication you require

Please allow at least 72 hours notice for repeat prescriptions and longer if this includes weekends and bank holidays. 

All prescriptions will be sent electronically to the chemist of your choice.  Please can you ensure that we have your nominated pharmacy on record if you are requesting medication.

In order to avoid any mistakes being made with repeat prescriptions we can only accept a computer slip or a written request.  We cannot accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone.

We are a ‘Part Dispensing’ Practice. We are allowed to dispense medicines directly to our patients who live over a mile as the crow flies from a Chemist, and for those who satisfy NHS criteria for acceptance onto our dispensing list. Further information is available from the receptionists or the dispenser.

Do you pay for your prescriptions ?

If you do not qualify for free prescriptions, a “season ticket” (NHS Prepayment Certificate) may save you money.

If you need more than five items during four months, or more than fourteen items during one year, you will save money by buying one.

Details of how to obtain one are available at the Dispensary or any Pharmacist.

Prescription 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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

Prescription (per item): £9.65
12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
3-month PPC: £31.25
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