You can now order prescriptions online.
You will need to register to use this service. Please bring photographic identification to our receptionists who will issue you with a username and password. Once you have registered, you can book appointments with a GP or check or cancel appointments with either doctors or nurses. This is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We are now part of electronic prescribing, if you have regular repeat prescriptions please nominate a pharmacy next time you visit the surgery and your prescription will go direct to that Pharmacy, you will not need to collect it from the Practice.
Repeat prescriptions: Please hand in your slip at the surgery.
Repeat prescriptions will be available within 48 hours of ordering.
Alternatively, you can call to order on 01205 362173 or 01205 362556 option 4 which will connect to the answer machine or call direct on 01205 319544 for the 24 hour answer machine
If you are taking regular medication and require a repeat prescription, please hand in your repeat slip at the surgery, or order on-line via the website, . Alternatively you can telephone in your request on 01205 319544 and leave a message on the 24 hour answer machine
Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection 48 hours after ordering.
Your Doctor will try to find the best way of making you better. You may not always be given medicine, as there are many other ways to treat you. Please do not expect a prescription on every visit.
Note: Patients who receive regular prescriptions will be asked at intervals to see a Doctor or Practice Nurse before the next repeat is due. This is so that the doctor can make sure your medication can be assessed and altered as necessary. You can, of course, ask for your prescription to be collected by the chemist of your choice and, if you choose this option, you must advise us accordingly. Please remember that if you choose this service, your prescription will not be ready for collection from the chemist for 48 hours after request this is at the request of the chemists to allow them time to make up your medication.
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.
From 1 April 2018, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £8.80
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
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