Repeat Supplies of Medicine

We have upgraded to the final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), which will mean that all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from March 2020. Electronic Prescriptions help save the NHS money and is more convenient for you. If you already have your prescriptions sent directly to your preferred chemist we will continue to do this, albeit electronically. So you do not have to do anything for this to continue.

Please speak to Reception to sign up or read more about EPS here: https://bit.ly/308P8qu 

Your Prescription is sent directly to the chemist you wish to use, and you can pick up the medication from there when it is ready. Please allow 48 hours for all prescription requests to be processed. You can request a repeat prescription by emailing us at [email protected]

We DO NOT accept repeat prescritption requests over the phone.

Online Repeat Prescriptions

We have upgraded to the final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), which will mean that all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from March 2020. Electronic Prescriptions help save the NHS money and is more convenient for you. If you already have your prescriptions sent directly to your preferred chemist we will continue to do this, albeit electronically. So you do not have to do anything for this to continue.

Please speak to Reception to sign up or read more about EPS here: https://bit.ly/308P8qu 

Your Prescription is sent directly to the chemist you wish to use, and you can pick up the medication from there when it is ready. Please allow 48 hours for all prescription requests to be processed. You can request a repeat prescription by emailing us at [email protected]

We DO NOT accept repeat prescritption requests over the phone.

If you have registered with the Practice for online repeat prescription ordering, please click the button below: you will be directed to the Logon Screen. You can also navigate to our Online Services Page for more information

NHS 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.

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35 (from April 1)
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65 (this will increase to £30.25 from April 1)
  • 12-month (PPC): £105.90 (this will increase to £108.10 from April 1)

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

Who can get free prescriptions

(Information supplied by nhsbsa.nhs.uk)

You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:

  • are 60 or over
  • are under 16
  • are 16 to 18 and in full-time education
  • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
  • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you going out without help from another person and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • are an NHS inpatient

You’re also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria

If you’re entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you do not have a certificate, you can show your award notice. You qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both), and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less
  • a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help. Read more information here

Pre-Payment Certificates

If you are not entitled to free prescriptions, a ‘season ticket’ may save you money. This is a pre-payment certificate, please ask Reception for details.

Telephone Advice and order line (0845 850 0030)

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Click here to apply for your pre-payment certificate