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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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Alternatively, you can order your repeat prescription directly through this site. Click on the link above and complete the simple registration form.
Electronic prescriptions can now be sent to any pharmacy of your choice. The pharmacy and the surgery can liaise and repeat medication can be issued to the pharmacy directly. You do not have to contact the surgery to request most of your repeat medication. Please speak to surgery staff for details and to register for the electronic prescription service.
Please allow 48 hours’ notice when requesting a repeat prescription. You will be requested to have your repeat medication reviewed regularly.
If you are unable to pick up your prescription and you would prefer it, you can send a stamped addressed envelope and your prescription will be posted to you or picked up by the Chemist at your request.
Prescriptions will not be given to children under 16 years.
Please note, repeat prescriptions requested on a Friday will not be ready until Tuesday.
We do not prescribe antibiotics for coughs and colds.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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