Some patients who are receiving long term medication may be authorised by the doctors to have a repeat prescription. The left hand sheet of the prescription is used by the chemist to dispense the medication. The right hand sheet (request slip) is retained by the patient and used when medication is next required.
To request a repeat prescription :
Some chemists will also deliver to your home.
Please give at least 2 working days notice for the prescription to be ready at reception and longer if you require the pharmacy to collect it.
We do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.
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 savings for people who have regular repeat medication.
Save money on NHS prescriptions by prepaying for them.
You can pay a set price for prescriptions for 3 or 12 months, no matter how many you need.
A prescription costs £8.80 per item, but prepaying for an unlimited number of prescriptions is:
It's easy to buy a PPC. You can:
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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