This service is only for medication listed on your repeat order form. There are several ways of ordering your prescription:
- Order your repeat prescription via the NHS App
- Call NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) on 0333 3583509, Monday - Friday 09:00 – 17:00. For more information click on the link below. Please note that the busiest times for the POD are Mondays and Tuesdays - to prevent delays in getting through to the POD phone line please avoid these busy times - thank you.
- Tick the items your require on your reorder form and place it in the prescription box in person at the surgery – red box located in the foyer of the building
- Send a stamped addressed envelope and we will post your prescription to you – please note that you will still have to take this to your usual pharmacy for processing.
Excluding Weekends & Bank Holidays
Collect from Chemist
Pharmacy Telephone Numbers
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is 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 ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
Repeat Dispensing is an alternative way of getting your regular medicines without asking your GP surgery for a prescription every time.
Your GP will need to check if you and the medication you take is suitable for Repeat Dispensing. The GP will then raise a batch of prescriptions (between 3 and 12 months, depending on how often you need additional monitoring such as blood tests etc..) and send them, electronically, to your nominated pharmacy. Your pharmacy will supply you with your first batch of medicines and they will discuss arrangements for future collections with you.
Non-prescription (over the counter) Medication in Nurseries and Schools
Non-prescription / over the counter (OTC) medication does not need a GP signature/authorisation in order for a school/nursery/childminder to give it.
It is appropriate for OTC medicines to be administered by a member of staff in the nursery or school, or self-administered by the pupil during school hours, following written permission by the parents/guardians, as they consider necessary.
It is not appropriate to make a GP appointment to acquire a prescription for an OTC medicine to satisfy the policy of a nursery/school
GPs will not issue prescriptions for non-prescription/OTC medication such as Calpol.
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): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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
For futher information regarding prescription exemption fees, click here