Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in 3 possible ways:

Please Note

  • We do not take requests for repeat medication over the telephone.
  • You should allow 3 full working days before you expect to pick up your prescription from the pharmacy of your choice.
  • We no longer offer the option to pick up a prescription from the surgery, all prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice and you should collect from there.
  • We have a prescribing clerk normally available Monday to Friday mornings who can address medication queries should they arise, alternatively you can raise queries with your pharmacy.

Medication Reviews

If you are on a repeat prescription we will need to review this with you at regular intervals to check that your medication is still working correctly. You will see a reminder on your prescription asking you to arrange a review, or you can request a medication review with one of our pharmacists.

Prescription Exemptions

You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:

  • are 60 or over
  • are under 16
  • are 16-18 and in full-time education
  • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
  • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
  • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • are an NHS inpatient
  • hold an NHS low income scheme certificate (you can get an application form for this certificate here)

You can find out more about prescriptions on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs