Repeat prescription handed in before 11 am will be done for the next working day. Any repeat prescriptions that are handed in after 11 am will be processed within 48 hrs.
Electronic Prescriptions – The surgery now offers electronic prescriptions. Please speak to a member of staff to nominate your designated pharmacy to activate this.
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). A list of people with exemptions from the prescription charges is printed at the back of your prescription . To claim an exemption you have to tick the relevant exemption and sign on the prescription.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.00
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 12 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