Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you need any medicine regularly, we will set you up with a repeat prescription service. We generally issue prescriptions for regular medicines for three months at a time. It helps if you can order items together.

Most of our prescriptions are sent directly to a pharmacy of your choice via the NHS Electronic Prescribing Service.

Please allow 2 working days for a repeat prescription to be issued.

You can order your medicines online using Patient Access or the NHS app. Alternatively, you can use the paper form on the right of your prescription, by email or by post. Postal requests need a stamped and addressed envelope for posting back. We cannot take prescription requests over the telephone, but you can ring your local chemist who can get your medicines ordered and ready.

You can order repeat prescriptions online with Patient Access via the link at the top of this page. You need to register at reception for this service which links directly to our clinical computer system. You will be given a username and PIN to use; then follow the links on this website.

Please do not order repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill online as we always need to discuss these with you. Please book a routine telephone appointment with one of the GPs instead.

Medication Reviews

Your doctor will arrange for your condition to be reviewed at appropriate intervals; a review date will appear on your online service and repeat prescription form.

Not Registered for Online Services?

The easiest way to request repeat medication is online, through the NHS App or Patient Access.

Otherwise, please email the practice, ask your pharmacist or leave us a paper request. If you would like to request a medication review with a GP or have a question about your medication, please book a telephone appointment with one of our GPs or pharmacists.

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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.