Patients on regular medication will receive a computerised prescription. Attached to this will be a repeat request slip for the next renewal. This should be retained by the patient and either hand delivered, or posted to the surgery when the prescription is due. Failure to use the request slip may result in a delay to the prescription being issued.
Please allow two full working days before collection. Alternatively, the prescription can be sent to you if an SAE is enclosed. It is also now possible to order repeat prescriptions via the internet. Please ask at reception for details.
You can also request prescriptions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you give your name, date of birth and address in the body of the email along with drug name and dosage required.
PLEASE NOTE: To eliminate possible error, repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone unless the patient is housebound.
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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).
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.
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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 pre payment certificate.
- The quickest way to order a PPC is online - Buy or Renew a PPC Online
- If you need help buying a PPC, call us on 0300 330 1341
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website