Repeat Prescriptions

How to get a Prescription

If you think you may need a prescription medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor. Our practice nurse/nurse practitioner can also issue prescriptions for common ailments. If you have previously been given a prescription for a straight forward condition, such as hay fever, we may be able to issue a prescription after a telephone consultation. Please ask the receptionist.  Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication.

How to get a Repeat Prescription

If you take medication on a long term basis you may not need to see your doctor for every prescription. Wherever possible please give the exact drug names when ordering. Please allow 48 hours before collection from the surgery or for collection by the pharmacy of your choice. Your medication is reviewed regularly and as such you may be asked to attend to discuss your needs.

Repeat Prescribing Policy

Repeat prescriptions normally take up to 48 hours and can be ordered in several ways:

  • In person by bringing in the written request or right hand side of the previous prescription.
  • By fax to 01384 366150
  • Internet access – It is now possible to request a prescription 24 hours a day via https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk.  To use this method please call into reception for step by step instructions and to generate a secure password.
  • NHS Prescription Charges as at 01/04/2013

    For more information view online at NHS Choices

    Charge per prescribed item £8.05 (£16.10 per pair of elastic hosiery). For items dispensed in combination (duo) packs, there is a prescription charge for each different drug in the pack.

    Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC)

    Application received on or after 1 April 2013:

    • A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
    • A 12 month certificate is £104 and saves money if 14 or more items are needed in 12 months.

    Please click here for more details on NHS Prescription charges and entitlements

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