If your GP has authorised repeat prescriptions for you they can be ordered by putting your request in the white box which is situated on the wall between the double entrance doors to the centre. Requests made on Monday to Friday will be ready for collection from the surgery in three working days, after 4pm.
In addition it is now possible to request repeat prescriptions on-line.
Patients have a responsibility for ordering their medication in good time and you should send or bring in your request slip at least three full working days (not including bank holidays or weekends) before you need your repeat medication. Late requests take doctors away from treating patients.
NB: REQUESTS FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS CANNOT BE TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: TELEPHONE, FAX OR ASKMYGP FOR ACCURACY AND SECURITY REASONS. You are able to request Medication using Patient Access, your nominated Pharmacy or filling a ‘Repeat Prescription Request’ form at the Surgery.
If you require specialist assistance you are advised to discuss your requirements with the Practice Manager.
Periodically your doctor will invite you to come into the surgery to review your medication. We do monitor medication usage and encourage all our patients to use medication responsibly and to not over order drugs.
Patients can use Pharmacy collection services as their agents for ordering and collecting prescriptions. The Pharmacy will require some time to fill the prescription and once their agent collects from us , we have no control over your prescription.
Prescription Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those that may have difficulty in paying any charges due. (These include 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 where people can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC’s) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
Prescription (per item) £9
A 3 monthly PPC is £29.10 This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months
A 12 monthly certificate is £104 and saves you money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months
PPC’s are available by 10 monthly direct debit payments.
The following medicines are free:
Medicines administered at a hospital or NHS walk-in centre
Medicines personally administered by a GP
Medicines supplied at a hospital or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) clinic for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection or tuberculosis.