Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term therapy. 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 an e-consult


You can collect prescriptions at any locally nominated chemist of your choice or collect from the surgery; in both cases this will be done within 48 hours for processing.


Please note that when prescriptions are requested to be collected from the surgery, we will only hold them there for 10 days and then they will be destroyed.


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 doctor and may take longer to process.


Key Points

    • Prescriptions are issued for 28 days only                                                                                                                       
    • Allow 48 hours for processing
    • Expect your medication to be reviewed periodically

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.

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