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Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your prescription request to be processed. For new but non urgent prescriptions your pharmacy may need a further 72 hours to obtain and package the medication. You may order in the following ways:
We would much prefer if you do not order your medication through your pharmacy as they will not be aware of any recently added or changed medication; it is always safer to order from us directly.
Please order all your repeat medication at the same time: Sometimes it will take a one-off effort to bring all your medication in line and your doctors, nurses or pharmacist can help with this, but once they are in line you only need to order and collect your prescription once and not as each separate item runs out.
If you are taking regular medications, please be aware that we often need to monitor their effect. This could be as simple as you answering a question over the phone, or may require a visit to the surgery for a blood pressure check, a blood test or a face to face appointment. Please be aware that when we need your assistance, we often put notes on your prescriptions. If we do this, please make an appointment at your earliest convenience. Delay in coming to the surgery may result in repeat prescriptions not being issued.
Regular review of your medications ensures the best management of your condition.
If you have queries or concerns about any of your medications, please either talk to your local pharmacist or book in to see one of the GP’s. We will be happy to advise you.
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.
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.
You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
You’re also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:
If you’re entitled to or named on:
People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website