Prescriptions

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Repeat Prescriptions

10th August 2020: Important Patients notice 

EPS phase 4 live from Tuesday 11th Aug 20. More information on https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/

 Kindly nominate a pharmacy for electronic prescriptions if you haven't already done so as we will not be issuing signed paper prescriptions anymore after switching to EPS phase 4 . For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/

  

These may be obtained by personal request, email, post (s.a.e. should be provided if you wish this to be returned by post) and

will be available 4 working days following the request (not counting the day of submission).

Prescriptions may be collected by your local pharmacy with prior arrangement.

Telephone requests are not accepted because of the potential for error.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a clinical pharmacist, doctor or nurse at least once a year to review their regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

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

NHS Charges

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.

  • 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.