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Electronic Prescribing

We are now offering the Electronic Prescription Service.

This service gives you the option to 'nominate' the pharmacy where you get your repeat medication from. You request your repeat in the usual way and the pharmacy will receive your prescription direct from us electronically. This will save you a trip to the Surgery to collect your prescription form. You can nominate a pharmacy close to your home or where you work.

You can 'nominate' your pharmacy by phoning us or by filling out a form at Reception.

For more information go to: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/pharmacists/Documents/eps-patient-information-sheet.pdf

All repeat prescriptions are recorded on and issued from our Practice computer and will have a counterfoil attached. This details all your repeatable prescribed medicines. The printed prescription will be available for collection 48 hours later. We regret we are unable to take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Please leave your request for a repeat prescription at reception or post it to the Surgery. Tick the items you need on the right-hand section of your previous prescription form. Repeat Prescriptions will be ready for collection 48 hours later excluding weekends and bank holidays. If you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope), or you may make arrangements with a Pharmacy to collect this on your behalf. Please see the Practice Information Leaflet for details of which medication requests may take longer.

If you would like somebody to collect your prescription on your behalf, you need to complete a consent form confirming that you are happy for them to do so. Please ask for a form at reception and we can add your consent to your records.

We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you may be asked to make an appointment.

Prescription charges

Prescriptions are currently priced at £8.40

If you think you will have to pay for four or more prescriptions in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) which costs £104 for a 12 month prepayment certificate or £29.10 for a three month prepayment certificate. You can order a PPC on line, by phoning 0845 850 0030 or by filling in an FP95 form. An FP95 form is available from some pharmacies. 

If you are under 16 years of age, over 60 years of age, aged 16 - 18 years and in full time education, are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months, have a valid medical or war exemption certificate, or are entitled to income support, income-based jobseeker's allowance, pension credit guarantee credit or income-related employment and support allowance, or are an NHS inpatient then you will not have to pay for your prescription. Ensure that you fill out the reverse of the prescription form correctly and sign it, and have some proof that you are exempt from prescription charges with you when you collect your medication from the pharmacy.

For further information about prescription charges and exemptions see the NHS Choices website.

Download our repeat prescription form

We provide a downloadable version repeat prescription request form that you can print and fill out and return download the form here

Ordering repeat prescriptions online

You can also order your repeat prescriptions using the online Patient Access system if you have registered for the service.  However, this is ONLY for repeat medications agreed by your doctor - find out more here

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