We will ask you to nominate a pharmacy where we can send your electronic prescriptions. You can expect your prescription to be with your pharmacy within 48 hours of requesting the prescription. Please allow your pharmacy time to prepare your items before you attend their premises to pick them up.
You should choose the most convenient pharmacy for you, this may be near to your home, where you shop or where you work. You can also nominate a pharmacy which doesn't have a shop front but deals with deliveries to your home only.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time by speaking to your newly preferred pharmacy, changing it via our surgery online services or telling reception at the surgery.
The doctor may decide that you will require medication on a long term basis and that you should be able to obtain that medication without attending an appointment. This medication will be provided on “repeat prescriptions”. Treatment issued to you in this way will have a slip of paper attached to the prescription which lists all the repeat items you can order. Hold on to this list as you will need it to order further supplies.
To request a supply of this medication you should tick the items on the slip which are required and either post or drop in the slip to the health centre. You can also request your medication by telephoning the reception staff.
Please allow up to 5 days between the request and collection of the prescription (excluding weekends and bank holidays).
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.15
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
- 3-month PPC: £29.65
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.