Prescriptions

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Processing Your Prescription Request

Prescriptions can take up to 3 working days to process.

You can order your prescription up to 10 days before it is due. If you require your prescription early for any reason (for example: if you are going on holiday), please provide these details with your repeat prescription request. We are unable to process early prescription requests without this information. 

Repeat Prescriptions

You can request your repeat medication by indicating the items you require on the tear-off slip of your prescription and handing it in at the practice prescription box.

Alternatively, you can order your repeat prescription online via the top of this page.

Please allow 72 working hours for prescriptions to be processed.

Prescription Fees and Help With NHS Costs

 

The NHS prescription charge is currently £9.15 for each prescribed item, which means that there is a charge for each different drug or medical appliance on your prescription. Support stockings are charged per stocking.

 

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

 

If you think you may be entitled to free prescriptions, you can either check with your local chemist or visit the NHS website by clicking here.

 

There is also more advice available about the NHS Low Income Scheme here.

 

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.

For more information on how to buy a PCC (Online or by Phone) click HERE.

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