Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients may order repeat prescriptions:

  • By telephone to 297291 between  09:00 - 12 noon and  14:00 – 17:00
  • By delivering or posting a request
  • By ordering online 

Prescriptions will normally be available within 48 hours and those enclosing S.A.E will be sent by return post.

Your responsibilities to us are:

  • To give 48 hours notice when ordering repeat prescriptions.
  • To take medicines as prescribed.
  • Not to expect a prescription every time you visit the doctor.
  • Not to expect a prescription for drugs which are available directly from the chemist.
  • To make an appointment to see the doctor / nurse practitioner after four repeat prescriptions.
  • To make an appointment to see the doctor/nurse for a yearly medication review.

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): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.