If you think you may need a new prescription for medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor.
Repeat prescriptions are issued at the doctor's discretion for patients on long-term treatment. You can now request your repeat prescriptions via the Patient Access. Full details for Patient Access can be found on our site in the Do It Online section or you can click this link.
Other methods of requesting repeat prescriptions include using the tear-off printout found on the right hand side of your last prescription. Just tick the appropriate boxes and return it to us.
Requests for prescriptions can also be made, by post, or calling in to the surgery during routine hours. Please allow two complete working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and holidays.
If you are going on holiday and ordering earlier than you should be, please make a note of this on the bottom of the prescription.
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 Prescription costs as of 1st April 2015
- The current prescription charge is £8.20.
- From 1 April 2010 a three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
- A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.
There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees and PPCs available on the NHS website.