Order Repeat Prescriptions Online
The easiest method of ordering repeat medication is via our online services portal.By clicking on the Medication link on the home page you will be able to request prescriptions; view outstanding prescriptions and change your nominated Pharmacy (this option will only be available for patients registered for Electronic Prescribing).
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS Service.
It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
Alternatively, you can use the tear off slip from your last prescription
To provide a service that is safe and effective we ask you to place a tick against the items that you require on the tear off slip from your last prescription. If you do not have this for some reason, print the items clearly on a piece of plain paper. The request can then be brought to the surgery or posted.
If you include a stamped addressed envelope the signed prescription can be posted back to you after processing. Please allow additional time in this case as the postal service can sometimes be very unreliable. If you request items which have not been authorised by your doctor this will lead to a delay in the processing of the prescription.
If you have access to a fax machine you can fax the prescription request to the surgery on 01924 257653. Please allow 24 working hours for the prescription to be processed once it has reached the surgery. Any amendments may take longer.
Repeat prescriptions will not be issued during consultations with a doctor/nurse, please request your medication 1 week before you are due to run out to allow your request to be processed.
We do not offer a telephone repeat prescription service. However, you can register for the Electronic Prescription Service as explained on the Home page.
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.
Prescriptions 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.
- Prescription (per item): £8.80
- 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 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