Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

  • Patients can order repeats online via the link at the top of this page. There are forms in the surgery to complete or click on the link below to download one.
  • Post or hand in a written request (ideally your computer printout sheet)
  • Please only order your repeat prescription when you are down to 7 days worth of medication. If you need to make a request before this, please state a reason for your early request.
  • Allow 3 working days notice for preparation of the prescription (Please appreciate that this involves printing, checking and signing by a doctor).
  • If you are unable to collect the prescription please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your request.
  • Unfortunately we are not able to take request for prescriptions over the telephone.
  • We do not under any circumstances accept prescription requests over email or via the website.
  • If you have chosen to collect your prescription from a local chemist, please be aware that while we do our best to get it there within the 72 hours, this is not always possible because chemists only collect prescriptions from us once a day.
  • If you have an enquiry regarding your prescription please ring 01296 424488 (Option 4)

Online Services Registration Form.pdf

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.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

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