HOW TO ORDER A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION

If you require prescriptions for regular and continuing treatment, it is not always necessary to see the doctor each time.  Repeat prescriptions are computerised and the tear-off slip at the side will indicate the date your review is due.

Give 2 full working days’ notice.  Please DO NOT telephone.

 

Patient Access is available to ALL our registered patients. Once registered, you can order your Repeat Prescriptions online via your home PC or mobile device. 

To register for this service, please click here for more information

If you're already registerd, click the orange Sign In button below to order your Repeat Prescription.

If you're having any difficulties using Patient Access, please click here

 

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of short-term, minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of qualified healthcare professionals at your local pharmacy can offer clinical advice  to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns. This includes:

Acute sore throat Conjunctivitis Coughs, colds and nasal congestion Cradle cap
Dandruff Diarrhoea (adults) Dry eyes / sore tired eyes Earwax
Excessive sweating Haemorrhoids Head lice Indigestion and heartburn
Infant colic Infrequent cold sores of the lip Infrequent constipation Infrequent migraine
Insect bites and stings Mild acne Minor burns and scalds Mild cystitis
Mild dry skin Mild irritant dermatitis Mild to moderate hay fever

Minor pain, discomfort and fever

(e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)

Mouth ulcers Nappy rash Oral thrush
Prevention of tooth decay Ringworm / athletes foot Sunburn Sun protection
Teething / mild toothache Threadworms Travel sickness Warts and verrucae

For more information and support Visit the NHS website, nhs.uk/OTCmedicines.


Prescription of Creams and Ointments

 

Please note that GP's will only prescribe creams and ointments on a NHS prescription when there is a clinical need for treatment, such as eczema and psoriasis. Please see information sheet here for more information.

 

Repeat Prescriptions

This practice operates a system that allows you to obtain a prescription for regular medication without seeing a doctor/nurse. This is called a REPEAT PRESCRIPTION. This can be done by coming into the practice, online or via post.

So that the system runs smoothly you are asked to note the following points.

48 hours or 2 working days notice is required for a repeat prescription to be issued:

All requests for repeat prescriptions should be made in writing : Practice Prescription Policy

Always try to use the computer slip given to you with your last prescription (the right hand side of the prescription)

All hand written requests should include:

  • the name of the medicine
  • the dose you are taking
  • how many times a day you take it
  • your name and date of birth

If you are not sure what to write please bring the computer slip with you or your medicine container and the reception staff will be happy to help you.

Telephone requests are only accepted from the elderly, housebound, carers and health professionals.

Postal requests with a stamped addressed envelope are fine but please allow extra time for your prescription to reach you. The doctor decides what medication is available as a repeat. Please do not request items that are not on your repeat prescription list as these will not usually be given. Instead, make an appointment to see the doctor/nurse, or ask to discuss the situation with the duty doctor during their telephone consultation. If a hospital or clinic doctor has recently changed your medication please let reception staff know.

When you ask for a new supply of your medication, you may not need to request every item on your repeat list if these are not needed before the next prescription is due. These items will be available for your request if needed later.

All prescriptions are reviewed at least every 12 months. At this time you will need to make an appointment to see the doctor before any more prescriptions can be issued.

All housebound patients and the elderly can have their prescriptions delivered to their home. Please ask the reception for more information.

 

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.

 

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.20
  • 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 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

 

SEASON TICKETS

It is sometimes worthwhile to buy a season ticket for pre-payment of prescription charges. Form FP95 is available by simply contacting the number on the back of your prescription side slip.