As I am sure you are all aware we are no longer accepting repeat prescriptions via telephone and from the 1st November 2023 the pharmacies will not be taking your prescription requests. Please Click here for further information on these changes and why they have been made.
The easiest, safest and quickest way to order your repeat prescription would be electronically, via one of our Apps, which will direct your request straight to a GP to process. It will be the patients responsibility to order their own medication allowing 72 hours for their request to be processed by the surgery.
You will need to register to use online repeat prescription services. Please speak to one of our receptionists or click here for further information on how to download the NHS App. There is now a dedicated NHS App help page. To access this, please click here. For more information on how to download the MyGP App please Click here.
For those patients who are vulnerable, on palliative care, or those who do not have internet access, your repeat prescriptions can still be ordered by completing the right-hand section of your previous prescription form and either dropping it in the letterbox at the surgery or sending it to us by post. Pharmacies are still able to order repeat prescriptions for patients in exceptional circumstances, as described above.
There will be no changes made to patients who are on dosette boxes, for these patients your medication will continue to be managed by the pharmacy.
We are keen to ensure that patients who are on repeat medications are monitored regularly, to ensure we are safely prescribing. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment.
NHS 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.
Go to the NHS website for the latest prescription charges and exemption criteria