Prescriptions

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Repeat Prescriptions

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.

Dispensary

If you have a query about your prescription, please telephone the dispensaries from 09:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 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.

Medication Reviews

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 Fees

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

NHS Charges

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.