If you take medication on a long-term basis, please note the following:
You will be able to request further supplies of medication on the computerised slip that is attached to your repeat prescription. Please note that we require 48 hours notice to process requests.
You can choose to have your prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice so that your medication can be collected direct from them. Please ask a receptionist for further details.
If you have registered for appointments on-line, you can also request repeat medications via the internet using the link at the top of this page. Full details are available at reception.
Repeat medication requests can also be faxed to the surgery. Our fax number is 01480 475167.
Please note that we are unable to accept requests over the telephone to ensure patient safety.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner 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.
People in the following categories are automatically exempt from prescription charges: Children under 16, under 19 and in full-time education, men and women over 60, people with certain chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and women within one year of giving birth.
It is sometimes worthwhile to buy a season ticket for pre-payment of prescription charges. Form FP95 is available by simply contacting the number on the back of your prescription side slip.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
Prescription (per item): £8.60 until 1st April 2018, after this date, it will go up to £8.80 per item.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.