Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescription requests may be:

If a medicine you normally take is not on your prescription please print the name and dose in black letters.

We are unable to take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone. If you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope we will post a repeat prescription back to you as soon as it is ready.


Please allow 48 hours (Monday to Friday) for the prescription to be processed.  

A patient may also opt to have their prescriptions collected from the surgery by one of the local chemists. This will require a patient to fill in an authorisation form, which may be obtained from the chemist. If you are using one of the services offered by local chemists for collection, you should add a day to the turnaround time.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.