Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription Requests

Repeat prescriptions can be requested as follows:

  • By using our online services, Patient Access (If you are not registered to use this service, please Register for our Online Services).
  • By using our Repeat Prescription Request triage.
  • By visiting the surgery in person – Your prescription will have a request form attached when it is issued, showing repeat medication. This form should be used when you are requesting repeat medication. You should make it clear by marking the box next to each item you require. You can drop the request in by hand at the surgery or you can post it. Please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope if you want the prescription posted back to you.
  • By registering with your local chemist – They can request your repeat medication prescription on your behalf from the surgery, and many also offer a home delivery service for your medication.

Please allow two working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.

If you would like to sign up for the new electronic prescribing service, please use our Register for the Electronic Prescription Service form. Your repeat medications will then be automatically ready for collection without the need re-order from the surgery.

Pharmacy First Minor Ailments Scheme

Do you get your prescriptions for free? If so then local pharmacies are now able to see and prescribe for patients with minor ailments to save you having to attend the surgery.

For a list of the conditions that can be treated at your local pharmacy, please see the leaflet below:

Both the Lloyds pharmacies are participating in this service. You don’t need an appointment, just drop in and see them.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, practice nurse or the practice pharmacy advisor 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 by telephoning the surgery on 01902 886500 or using our Medication Review form to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

You can find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting www.nhs.uk/get-help-with-prescription-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.

View the cost of prescriptions on www.nhs.uk/how-much-nhs-prescription-charge.

For telephone advice and order line call 0845 8500 030.
To buy a PPC online visit NHSBSA: Prescription Prepayment Certificate.