Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Monday to Friday

These may be requested by telephone (only by the elderly and infirm), post, in person or online (password required - given on request to patient).

Prescriptions cannot be given to children under the age of 12 years.

For posted prescriptions please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Most prescriptions can only be repeated six times - after this the doctor should be consulted.

Collections

Prescriptions will be ready for collection as per the following timetable:

Hand in of the repeat prescription

Ready by

Monday before 2pm

Wednesday               

Monday after 2pm

Thursday morning

Tuesday before 2pm

Thursday

Tuesday after 2pm

Friday morning

Wednesday before 2pm 

Friday

Wednesday after 2pm 

Monday morning

Thursday before 2pm

Monday

Thursday after 2pm

Tuesday morning

Friday before 2pm

Tuesday

Friday after 2pm

Wednesday morning

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.

Hospital Requests

When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive 7 days’ supply of medication.

On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the hospital, please bring this to the surgery or post via a stamped addressed envelope before your supply of medication has run out.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP first, and if necessary your doctor will issue you with a prescription. The Practice will endeavour to issue you with your prescription on that day, but it cannot be issued until your medical details are checked by the doctor, your prescription should normally be ready by 4pm on that day, or you may be advised to attend the next day.

The doctors will review your medication, regularly, which may involve changes to your tablets, in accordance with current health board policies. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment.