We can only dispense drugs to patients who live outside a 1-mile radius of the local pharmacy or in an emergency. Patients within the mile must get their prescriptions from a local pharmacy.
You can order a repeat prescription by either;
- Placing a request in the box situated in the entrance.
- Posting or faxing to dispensary.
- Via the internet (Patient Access)
Please allow 2 working days from ordering before collection.
If you have a query about your prescription, please telephone the dispensaries from 09:00 until closing.
The dispensary is open all day for prescription collection.
If you are required to pay for your prescription, payments can be made by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. No medication can be taken without payment having been received. If you are unsure whether you need to pay for your prescription, please ask one of the dispensary team who will be able to advise you.
Any proof of exemption should be shown at all times.
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.
Prescription prepayment certificate
You can buy prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) from the NHS which may make your prescriptions cheaper.
You can only get a PPC if you live in England.
A 3 or 12 month PPC covers all your prescriptions for that period, no matter how many you need.
A prescription costs £9.35 per item, but a PPC costs:
- £30.25 for 3 months
- £108.10 for 12 months
This means if you’re going to buy 4 or more prescriptions in 3 months, or 12 or more prescriptions in 12 months, it may be cheaper to buy a PPC.
You can pay in 10 monthly instalments if you buy a 12 month PPC.
How to buy
You can buy PPCs online or call the order line and pay by debit or credit card.
PPC order line
Telephone: 0300 330 1341
Find out about call charges
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): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.