Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you have access to the internet please order your repeat prescription online (you will need to obtain a username & password from the surgery), or in writing using the tear off slip on your last prescription.

If ordering in writing, please circle the item(s) that you require. It is very helpful to write your telephone number on the tear off slip as we may need to contact you urgently. Please also write on the slip where you would like to collect your prescription from (Stonehill or Highfield).

You can post your request in the prescription boxes at either surgery. If you wish to have the prescription returned by post, you must include a stamped addressed envelope. Allow at least two working days for postal requests to arrive.

If collecting your prescription, all orders submitted before 17:30 Monday to Friday will be ready after 15:00 in 2 working days.

Most pharmacies offer an ordering and collection collection service and also have the facility to receive your prescription directly from us electronically. If you wish to use a pharmacy collection service please let us know which pharmacy you'd like to nominate.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.