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Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Requests for repeat prescriptions will not be accepted over the telephone.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your medication.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
From 1 April 2019 the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.25, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £30.25 and a 12 month PPC £108.10.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalments payments. The prescription payment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions for £2 per week
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
The practice now offers Electronic Prescription Service. This service gives you the option to nominate the Pharmacy you choose to get your medication from so that they can receive your Prescription electronically.The patient still requests their repeat prescriptions the usual way and you can go straight to the Pharmacy to collect your medication instead of calling into the surgery to collect your paper repeat prescription. For futher infomation please ask at the practice or your local Pharmacy.
This service still requires 48 hours notice.
Unused prescription medicine cost the NHS OVER £39.4 MILLION EVERY YEAR.
Only order what you need and help us make more of your local NHS.
Wasted medicine waste money.
Unused medicines cannot be recycled.
Unused medicines are a safety risk.