Prescriptions

OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) MEDICATION

Over the Counter (OTC) medication includes paracetamol, ibuprofen, antihistamines or prodcuts for cold sore, colic, conjunctivitis, cough and cold, eczema, fungal infection, haemorrhoid, head lice & scabies, heartburn and indigestion, skin rash, sleep problems, threadworm, travel sickness and upset stomach. If you usually don't pay for your prescriptions, it will be for free. Please see more information here.

 Don't wait until it gets worse, ask your pharmacy team first! If you want to know how the parmacist could help you, please read here.

Repeat Prescriptions

You will a need a medication review every so often, some times, twice a year. Please keep your details up to date to be informed on time. If you need to have a medication review, you can see our clinical pharmacist or practice nurses or you can book a telephone appointment with your usual GP. Please allow 2 working days when submitting your repeat prescription.

You can order online via the link at the top of this page. In order to request repeat prescriptions online you must have previously obtained the necessary access codes. Please ask at reception for details.

Paper scripts should be ordered using the right hand side of your prescription. Tick the boxes against the medication that you need and put a line through the medication that you do not need.

Completed requests should either be posted to the surgery, or left in the designated posting box near the reception desk.

Please note that we will send your prescription to your named chemist if you haven’t done so, please contact the Practice to nominate one.

 

Electronic Prescriptions

Most repeat prescriptions are now produced electronically and are sent directly to the chemist of your choice.  This means that you do not need to come to the surgery to collect your prescription but can go directly to your chemist to collect your medication.  Our receptionists may ask you which chemist you would like your prescription to be sent to. 

Collections

Please allow 48 hours before collecting your prescription.  We are now able to send prescriptions electronically direct to your chosen pharmacy. Please see your pharmacy or ask at reception for more details.

We do not take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions as this may lead to potentially serious errors.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a clinical pharmacist or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.