There are 3 different ways to order your repeat prescription:
- Order your medication through our secure prescription service by clicking on the link at the top of this page.
- Use your repeat slip and tick the items you require. Post in the box inside our front door, through our letter box or post them to us.
- Organise your nominated pharmacy to order your prescription from us.
Please note: we do not take medication requests over the telephone
Repeat prescription requests take 48 hours to process and are sent to your nominated pharmacy.
After 48 hours, please wait until after 3.00pm to collect from your nominated pharmacy.
If you would like your prescription sent back to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Brexit Information about medication from NHS England
If your repeat medication slip requests that you make an appointment for a medication review please ensure that you make an appointment to see your regular doctor before your next prescription is due.
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.
*Please note that some pharmacies may charge for delivering your medication*
Prescription Exemption & Help
All patients over 60 are exempt from prescription charges.
Patients with certain medical conditions are exempt from paying prescription charges, Forms (FP92A) are available at the surgery. Complete your personal details. Sign it and drop it back to us for the Doctor to sign. We will then forward it to NHS Business Services Authority for you. Your certificate will be valid from 1 month before the date the NHS Business Authority receives the application form so if you need to pay for your prescription, ask for an FP57 refund receipt when you pay (you can’t get one later).
If you are unsure if you qualify for exemption, please check with your GP or Pharmacist.
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.
Antibiotics are often requested for unpleasant infections commonly caused by viruses e.g. sore throats, coughs, colds, chest infections and flu. They are also requested for other problems such as ear or urine infections. Although we appreciate these infections make you feel unwell, research has shown that they will often get better just as quickly by using simple measures such as regular pain relief and fluids rather than taking antibiotics.
Antibiotics do not work on viruses and more importantly using antibiotics for these conditions will increase your risk of allowing bacteria you may have heard of such as C diff and MRSA to cause problems. Killing off the normal ‘good bacteria’ with antibiotics will allow these bacteria to multiply and grow unchecked.
C diff is the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and colitis, an infection of the intestines.
MRSA belongs to the family of bacteria which commonly causes infections such as boils, carbuncles, infected wounds, deep abscesses and bloodstream infection
This winter we suggest that you ask your community pharmacist for advice about simple but effective measures available over the counter. The practice will of course see you and prescribe antibiotics when necessary.