Prescriptions

For those taking medication on a long-term basis we have a computerised system. Repeat prescriptions authorised by your doctor may be obtained by completing the tear-off slip on the right-hand side of your prescription. Your slip should be delivered to reception by hand or post. A minimum of 2 working days is needed for processing your request. If you would like your prescription posted to you, please enclose a SAE.

You can also make medication requests via email ( [email protected]) or visiting or surgery and registering for our online services.

We have made arrangements with a number of local chemists to collect prescriptions from the surgery. If you wish to use one of these chemists, please indicate your preference on the request slip and you will be able to collect your medicines from that chemist after 72 hours. Some local chemists may be able to deliver your prescription if you are housebound. Please mark your slip “to be delivered” if you need this service.

 

To avoid dangerous errors we do not accept repeat prescription requests by telephone.

Your medication will need to be reviewed periodically. You will receive a reminder on the tear-off slip.

Prescription Fees

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.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.80
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10
  • Surgical bra: £28.85
  • Abdominal or spinal support: £43.60
  • Stock modacrylic wig: £71.25
  • Partial human hair wig: £188.70
  • Full bespoke human hair wig: £275.95

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

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

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