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.
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.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
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
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.