Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are taking regular medication, you will be issued with a computer slip listing the drugs you are taking. When you need more medication tick the items you need and either:

  • Hand the slip into reception
  • Order online via the link at the top of this page

Please allow 4 working days for your repeat prescription to be processed, excluding weekends and bank holidays. You may be asked to make an appointment if the doctor feels that you need an up to date review. The surgery does not accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Please only ask for the drugs you need, cross off any you do not require each time you make a request.

Over The Counter Medicines

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

NHS England have published guidance to GPs advising them not to routinely prescribe over the counter medicines for certain conditions

NHS England have advised GPs not to give a prescriptions for the treatment of 35 common conditions

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it is more serious they will ensure you get the care you need all without the need for an appointment just pop in and ask

Please see the leaflet below for more information on the changes and a list of the minor illnesses that can be seen by your local pharmacist.

Over the Counter Medicines.pdf

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): £9.00
  • 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 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.