Non-urgent advice: Prescriptions Fees

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): £8.60

– 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

Non-urgent advice: Repeat Prescriptions

Order Your Repeat Prescription Online

Since the 1st June 2014 we no longer be take prescription requests over the phone. 

You can order your repeat prescription by post, on line or registering for a pharmacy to manage your prescriptions.  to sign up for on line prescription ordering please attend the practice with ID to obtain a login to our computer system which enables you to book appointments and order prescriptions.

The Practice now offers repeat prescribing by logging in and ordering any medication you are soon to run out of. You will only be able to request your medication 7 days prior to running out.

If you cannot see any medication on your online profile you need to ring the surgery to discuss this.

If some of the items are available but not all then please call the surgery to discuss this.

Non-urgent advice: Repeat Requests

A 48 hours notice is required –  excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.  

If you have run out of your medication chemists are able to provide you with an emergency supply.