Prescriptions

Methods of ordering your Repeat Prescriptions

If you regularly take a prescribed medication/medications, you will be given a repeat prescription request form. About one week before you need more treatment, please send us your request using one of the methods listed below:

  • Via the NHS App – The NHS App is the most simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
  • NHS Online Login – You can view your current repeat medication and order the items you require. This is for patients who have a NHS login.
  • SystmOnlineOrder Your Repeat Prescription Online
  • By repeat slip or on paper – You can put your request in on paper by dropping it through the letterbox.

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

Requests received at the practice will usually be ready within 48 hours (excluding Bank Holidays & Weekends).  Because morning surgeries are especially busy we request that repeat prescriptions are picked up after 14:00 where possible.  Additionally, if you are phoning to enquire if your prescription is ready, we also request this call is made after 14:00.

Please be advised that we are being asked to no longer prescribe medications that can be bought over the counter. Please see link below for the explanation.https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/medicines/why-cant-i-get-prescription-over-counter-medicine/

HRT Pre-Payment Certificate

From the 1 April, the Government is launching the HRT Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) to reduce prescription costs for women receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

The HRT PPC will be available to buy in one single payment online at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/hrt-ppc, or in-person at some pharmacies. You can call 0300 330 2089 for help and support.

Before buying an HRT PPC, you should check if:

Medication reviews

Patients on repeat medication will have their medication reviewed every year. This might be by the pharmacist, the nurse, the doctor or via an online platform such as a questionnaire.

Prescription charges

These charges apply in England only.   In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60

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.

What to do with old medicines

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from or bring it in to the surgery. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • sore throats
  • tummy trouble
  • aches and pains

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.