Online Prescriptions Service
If you are registered for online services, you can use the tool above to request a repeat prescription. If you are not registered you can still fill in a request form (link just below), which will be automatically emailed to us at the surgery. Another great tool at this time is the NHS App. You can download this by following the link in the orange section further down.
Get the NHS App
If you are self-isolating at home and want a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet you can download the NHS App. Click this box to take you to the NHS App web page.
Useful things you can use the NHS App for during this time include:
- check your symptoms
- find out what to do when you need help urgently
- order repeat prescriptions
If you have been given a repeat prescription slip, please indicate which items are required and which of the local pharmacists you wish the prescription to be sent to, and leave it at reception.
Repeat prescription requests are dealt with twice daily but they need to be checked and extra time is required for the chemist to check your drugs are in stock, so please allow at least 4 working days for the process. Only a certain number of repeat prescriptions are allowed before it is necessary to be reassessed by the doctor; regular medication usually means that regular check-ups are also necessary.
Please note: a repeat prescription for regular medications can only be issued at the doctor's discretion. Repeat prescriptions cannot be arranged over the telephone by our administrative staff.
There may be occasions when the doctor does not feel that prescribing drugs is clinically necessary. Repeat prescriptions will only be given where the doctor feels that this is clinically appropriate.
If you are registered for online services, you can order your repeat prescription directly through this site. Click on the link at the top of this page to use this service.
Prescription queries are only dealt with
Mon-Fri 10:00 – 11:00 or 14:00 – 15:00
However, you can leave your repeat slip or a note (explaining your query or request) with reception outside of these times for them to deal with during the next admin period.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service (EPS).
This means that, for most patients, we can send your prescription to your chosen pharmacist directly. This saves you from having to collect it from the surgery to deliver yourself.
If you would like to use this service and have your prescription sent directly to your chosen pharmacy, please ask reception to sign you up.
For more information about EPS please click here
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.