Prescriptions

There are several ways to obtain a prescription. For new prescriptions, please book an appointment or telephone consultation. For any type of prescription you can contact the surgery directly, use Patient Access, or use POD.

Please be aware that we do not accept prescription requests over the telephone.

To set up Patient Access, please contact reception. This will allow you to order prescriptions, as well as make appointments on the surgery system. Please allow at least 48 hours before visiting your collection point.

Repeat Prescriptions

  • Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients with long-term conditions who receive regular treatment.

  • Your doctor will explain the repeat prescription system upon beginning regular treatment.

  • Your doctor will review all repeat prescriptions regularly.

  • Patients with some chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma will be seen regularly for monitoring of their condition.

  • Please tell us of any changes to your repeat prescription list made at the hospital or if you stop any medication by yourself

  • Do not stockpile unwanted drugs at home – return them to your chemist

Prescription charges

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought 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.

NHS Prescription costs as of April 1 2016

  • The current prescription charge is £8.60

  • From 1 April 2010 a three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.

  • A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 15 or more items are needed in 12 months.

PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.

There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees and PPCs available on the NHS website.

Prescription Ordering Direct Scheme

We are part of the POD scheme which allows patients to phone and order their prescriptions directly from a pharmacy advisor. Prescriptions can be ordered using Prescription Ordering Direct by calling 02476 246 072