Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Medicines required on a regular basis can be ordered by handing your repeat prescription into the practice or 

  • By telephoning 846674 
  • By post with a stamped addressed envelope 
  • Online via the link at the top of this page (contact the surgery to sign up for SystmOnline)

Please allow 48 hours’ notice before collecting your prescription.

Medication Reviews

The receptionist may, at certain intervals, ask you to make arrangements to see the doctor or nurse before another repeat prescription is issued. This is to ensure that your medications are working safely and effectively and allows you an opportunity to ask us any questions about your condition or medication

Medicines Delivery Services

If you wish to have your medications delivered by the chemist you must ring the chemist direct and arrange this. The telephone numbers are:

  • Cohens 01484 842803
  • Cowersley 01484 652938
  • Star 01484 842666

Alternatively, you can register with medicines2home.com who offer a free medicines delivery service to any registered patient, see www.medicines2home.com for more details.

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): £9.35
  • 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.