Prescriptions

Dispensing

The Dispensary is open during normal surgery hours for patients to collect prescriptions.

 MorningAfternoon
Monday0900-13001400-1830
Tuesday0900-13001400-1830
Wednesday0900-13001400-1830
Thursday0900-13001400-2000*
Friday0800-13001400-1830
*late on Thursday as part of Improved Access

Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made online by registering for this service at the practice, and then clicking the systmonline icon below,

They can also be made

  • In person – drop the slip in the box at reception having clearly marked the items required.
  • By post – addressed to Repeat Prescriptions at the above address
  • We DO NOT accept telephone requests as these generate a high rate of errors.

Please allow 72 hours for your request to be processed, they can then be collected after 4pm. Thank you.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

Currently at 1 June 2019, the charges are:

  • Prescription (per item): £9
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00

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; The charge for a single prescription item is £8.60, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website