Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Our Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is unavailable due to the merger.
- Please order a prescription by telephone, email or by taking a slip into the practice.
- Prescriptions are only available for collection from the Practice if you have agreed this with a member of our staff.
Please allow 7 days for requests to be processed and ready for collection at your nominated pharmacy.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a Doctor, Clinical Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner or a Practice Nurse at least once a year, to review these regular medications. This can be more frequent for certain medicines.
A notification should appear on your repeat slip, so you know when this is coming up.
Please look out for this notification and book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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.