For repeat prescriptions of regular medication, please return the computerised request slip, ensuring you put a tick by the side of all required items. We normally require two working days for the processing of these requests, but you will need to allow slightly longer if the prescription is to be posted (please provide a stamped addressed envelope). For safety reasons, requests cannot be taken over the telephone or via email.
Alternatively you could register for Online Services and order your repeat medication via the internet – click the link on our home page to find out how to register for this service.
Most prescriptions are now printed by computer.
You will also be given a repeat prescription request form. Please use this form and tick the items you need or write with your name and address on a piece of paper stating which medicines are needed.
- We do not take requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone, fax or text message.
- We also offer Electronic Prescription Service. Discuss with your regular pharmacy to arrange your collection of your prescription with the chemist of your choice.
- You can bring in or post your repeat prescription request to the surgery.
- Enclose a stamped address envelope if you would like your prescription posted back to you.
- Your prescription will usually be ready after 48 hours excluding weekends and Bank Holidays. For example, prescriptions received at the surgery on a Monday will be ready for collection after 4.00pm on Wednesday.
- Please order your repeat prescription well before you run out of your medicine.
- Please try to order all your medication at the same time.
- Contraceptive pill prescriptions cannot be repeated without an appointment with a doctor or nurse.
- Some local Pharmacy offers a home delivery service for people who have difficulty getting out. Please contact your chemist.
People in the following categories are automatically exempt from prescription charges:
- Young people under 19 in full-time education.
- Everyone over 60.
- Pregnant women.
You may also be exempt or eligible for help with charges if you receive certain welfare benefits or are on a low income. Check the back of your prescription for more information about this.
It is sometimes worthwhile to buy a season ticket for pre-payment of prescription charges.
From 1 April 2014, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £8.05
- 3-month PPC: £29.10 – this saves money if you need 4 or more items in three months.
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00 – this saves money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payment’s. the prescription prepayment certificates allows anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.