Repeat Prescriptions

Routine prescription requests may be made by:

  • Filling in the request form attached to the previous repeat prescription issued
  • Filling in a Repeat Prescription Request Form (available at the reception)
  • Making a hand written request for the prescription required

Routine prescription requests may be dropped off at:

  • The reception desk
  • The drop box in the surgery porch

You can also order prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. You are required to register beforehand in order to request for repeat prescriptions online. Registration for ONLINE ACCESS is different from registering as a patient. This is a separate registration that allows you to access our online system and is only required once.


Routine prescriptions may be picked up at:

  • The reception desk
  • Prescriptions can be posted to you if you send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • Prescriptions may be picked up by others on your behalf. An ID may be required to confirm their identity.

ALL repeat prescriptions (requested at the practice or online) will be ready in 48 hours.

Repeat prescription requests CANNOT be made over the phone.

Requests for NEW or HOSPITAL prescriptions have to be reviewed by the doctor. These also will be ready in 48 hours.

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): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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.