Repeat Prescriptions

Please follow the link at the top of this page to order a repeat prescription online.

Alternatively if you have a printed prescription, on the right side of the prescription a record of the items you may need to re-order is listed. Please tear off and keep until you need a further supply, then post or deliver it to the surgery, clearly ticking the items you require.

This practice only issues two months' medication at a time.

Your prescription will be:

  • Returned by post if you enclose a stamped, addressed envelope.
  • Available for collection at the surgery between 08.15 & 18.15
  • Sent to a local chemist (by mutual agreement).
  • May be issued in a six month “batch” prescription, please ask for details.
  • In all cases we ask you to note that we need 2 clear working days for processing.

To avoid errors we are unable to take prescriptions over the telephone.


Medication Changes - Why this may happen and the reasons for this

From time to time we may need to change your medication but will always advise you beforehand.

There are many reasons why this may happen;

  1. Manufacturers of drugs refine and update drugs all the time. In doing this updating in preparation it may exclude some side effects.
  2. Clinical trials sometimes suggest to use two drugs instead of one. For example; for a patient to remain on Clopidogrel as the benefits out weighs the side effects and so the Doctor would prescribe something else to perhaps settle the upset stomach that the Clopidogrel is causing.
  3. Drugs are issued generically instead of by brand because when first approved they are listed on a 2 year patent, but when this period is over other manufacturers can produce the drug, it is then the Duty of the Pharmacist to dispense the cheapest option. It allows pharmacists to shop around to carry enough stock.

But please be assured that the doctor will always have your best interests at heart and prescribe the best preparations available for you.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to discuss with a healthcare professional 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.

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): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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.