From October 2016 we will not accept repeat prescription requests from pharmacies or companies. read more
In order to guard against any adverse drug interactions and any known allergies, all our prescribing is processed through our computerised system.
If you require a repeat prescription the doctor will issue you with a copy prescription, which should be presented at the surgery 48 hours before the new prescription is required.
You may send the request through the post and if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we will post it back to you. Please allow longer for postal requests.
Requests for prescriptions not on your copy slip should be discussed with the receptionist first.
We are also able to accept orders for repeat prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page; once you have registered with the surgery to enable you to access this facility.
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.
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.
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website