Repeat Prescriptions should be agreed in advance with your doctor or the practice pharmacist, and are issued via a computerised system.
The most convenient way to order a repeat prescription is on the Internet, using a system called Patient Access, which you can find on this secure link. To use Patient Access, you first need to be registered at the surgery. Once you are logged into the Patient Access website, you simply tick the items you need from your available list of items.
If you prefer not to use the Internet, you can use the printed order slip provided with your last prescription. Please TICK THE ITEMS YOU REQUIRE and place the order slip in the box at our reception desk.
We prefer not to take prescription requests by telephone, but if you have questions or a difficulty regarding a prescription, you can talk to one of our prescription clerks on 01253 957640 between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm each weekday.
If you would like a particular pharmacy to be responsible for ordering your repeat medication, please speak to one of our practice pharmacists about nominating a pharmacy. They may also be able to deliver the medication for you.
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate charge for each prescription item. The amount of the charge is set by Governments for those who are eligible to pay for their medicines.
Prescription charges for 2018 to 2019 can be found below:
Single charge: £8.80
3 month PPC (no change): £29.10
12 month PPC (no change): £104.00
Some patients are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions. Others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions.
Some prescribed items are always free, including contraceptives and medication given to hospital inpatients. For more information click here www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-prescription-costs/free-nhs-prescriptions