Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Order online – Requesting repeat medication online saves you a trip to the surgery, or a stamp. You will need to register for this service.

Black Box – If you are on regular medication, your Doctor will issue you with a repeat prescription slip. This should be placed in the black box on the wall just inside the Reception entrance.

Fax – Sent to the Surgery by post or by fax to 01442 216 433, when medication is required

Please allow 3 working days for your new prescription and enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you want it returned by post.

A short guide to safe and effective use of your medication.

Prescription 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.

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Emergency Prescriptions

For more information about Emergency Prescriptions, please visit our Emergency Prescriptions Page.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.