If you are on regular medications, please leave your request for repeat prescription at the reception, or you may send your request with a stamped self addressed envelope or fax to the surgery.
Please allow two working days for collection.
Telephone requests are not accepted.
Electronic Prescription Service
This service will mean that your GP will be able to send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy you choose to get your medication without the need for paper. The electronic prescription is reliable, secure and confidential. One of main benefits of the electronic prescription service is the ability to use a system called Electronic Repeat Dispensing, for most patients who are on regular repeat medications.
If you would like to use the electronic Prescription Service
- You will need to ‘nominate’ a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions electronically. You can ask a member of staff in the pharmacy to arrange this, or a member of staff in the surgery
- You can then continue to order your prescriptions in the usual way, but instead of a paper prescription being collected by you or your pharmacy, the prescription will be sent to them electronically.
- Electronic repeat dispensing will not usually be set up straight away. If appropriate, your GP will set this up when your medicines are next reviewed e.g. after your annual check.
- You should try to ensure that on most occasions you collect your prescriptions from your nominated Pharmacy. However, if you don’t wish to use your nominated Pharmacy for a prescription just make sure you let the surgery know when you request the prescription. For example, if you wish to collect a prescription from the surgery reception, or a different pharmacy.
- Nomination is very flexible and can be cancelled at any time by asking a member of staff at the pharmacy or the surgery
- If you would like further information about the service, please ask the staff in a pharmacy offering Electronic Prescription Service or contact the surgery.
Save money with a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)
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.
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