Tuesday, 24 October 2023

Our Prescribing policy has changed - October 2023

Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the prescribers discretion. If we decline your request, we will contact you regarding this and explain why. Requests can be made by:

    • Register for online services and order via the link at the top of this page.
    • Handing them into reception
    • Posting your request
    • Submit a PATCHS request


*October 2023 - We have changed our Prescription policy*


Please allow 48 working hours for your prescription to be authorised


ALL requests must be submitted before 2:00pm (excluding weekends), anything after 2:00pm will be processed the next working day.


Day of request

Day to be processed

Monday before 2pm

Wednesday by 4pm

Monday after 2pm – before 2pm Tuesday

Thursday by 4pm

Tuesday after 2pm – before 2pm Wednesday

Friday by 4pm

Wednesday after 2pm – before 2pm Thursday

Following Monday by 4pm

Thursday after 2pm – before 2pm Friday

Following Tuesday by 4pm

Friday after 2pm, Sat, Sun & before 2pm Monday

Wednesday by 4pm

You can collect prescriptions at any nominated chemist of your choice or collect from the surgery between 8:00am - 6:30pm.

Please ensure that you use the printed side of your prescription to re-order each script. All the information we need is on this form. Requests for non-repeat medication or "one off" prescriptions need to be made in writing and authorised by the prescriber and may take longer to process.

Key points


  • Requests are reviewed by the prescriptions team and approved by the prescribers within the Practice for safety and quality experience.
  • All required medication must be listed by name. Writing/typing 'All Repeats' cannot be excepted for safety and good practice and in order to avoid waste.
  • Expect your medication to be reviewed periodically, this may involve and appointment for a blood test or blood pressure check if required, or a discussion with a Clinician.


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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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

NHS charges for HRT

If you pay for NHS prescribed HRT medicine 3 or more times in 12 months, an HRT PPC could save you money. For more information please visit here