10th August 2020: Important Patients notice
We will be switching to EPS phase 4 soon, kindly nominate a pharmacy for electronic prescriptions if you haven't already done so, as we will not be issuing signed paper prescriptions anymore after switching to EPS phase 4 . For more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/
23rd March 2020: Important Patients notice COVID19
To ensure continuity of availability of medication to those who need it most, we are adopting the following protocol in our practice. Inhalers and Paracetamol only to be issued where there is a clinical indication. Only one inhaler will be issued at a time. We recommend paracetamol is purchased from pharmacies. Repeat prescription requests for early or extra medication will not be accepted. Please continue to order your medication only when it is due and order online. Please register to receive prescriptions electronically. Thank you.
These may be obtained by personal request, email, post (s.a.e. should be provided if you wish this to be returned by post) and will be available 4 working days following the request (not counting the day of submission).
Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page.
Prescriptions may be collected by your local pharmacy with prior arrangement.
Telephone requests are not accepted because of the potential for error.
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.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.15
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
- 3-month PPC: £29.65
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.