Repeat Prescriptions & Prescription Charges

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication you will be issued with a repeat prescription slip. You can post this or bring it into the medical centre indicating on the slip which items you need. Please allow 48 hours for your request to be processed. We cannot provide same day prescriptions and it is your responsibility to ensure your repeat request is submitted in time. Please note we cannot accept requests for prescriptions over the telephone or by email.

Please note your prescription will not be processed if you are past your review date with your doctor.  After 48 WORKING hours, your prescription can be collected from the desk or  it can  be collected from the pharmacy of your choice.

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (EPS)

If you are on regular medications – EPS is a more convenient way to collect prescriptions.

We send the prescription electronically to a pharmacy chosen by you so it is ready for collection from the pharmacy without having to come to the surgery.  EPS is useful if you have a pharmacy near to you and/or more convenient than attending the surgery and you use the same pharmacy to collect your prescriptions.

Certain controlled medication cannot be sent by EPS and you will have to collect your prescription from the surgery.

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.

NHS prescription costs

  • The current prescription charge is £9.15 per item.
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.65 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.
  • A 12-month certificate is £105.90 and could save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year.

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

 

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