The easiest way to order your medication is online via the NHS App. If you don't have online access or have difficulty using it you could ask your pharmacist to order your medication for you. You can also include a quesion about your medication in the free text box.
Another way is to use the tear off part of your last prescription and tick the items that are due. You can post your order in the prescription box at Stonehill or Highfield Surgery so you don't need to stand in the queue!
Orders placed before 5.30pm Monday to Friday will be sent to your nominated pharmacy after 3pm in 2 working days. You will need to check with your pharmacy when your medication will be ready to collect.
Please don't order your medication more than 1 week before it is due as your order will not be processed.
Patients on some repeat medication will be asked to have a medication review at least once a year. Please ensure you book your review to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Electronic Prescribing Service
We are set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to inform reception to sign up.
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If you pay for your prescriptions and pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3 months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to busy a Prescription Prepayment Certification.
Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030 or order easily online.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS Website.
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
What Your Pharmacy Can Do for You
Many Pharmacies offer a medication ordering and collection service. Most also offer additional services such as minor ailment advice, blood pressure checks, contraceptive pill checks. Check with your pharmacy what they can offer you.