Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Please note during Easter and Christmas bank holidays, prescription requests will take longer (ie. Bank Holiday Friday request may not be ready until the following Thursday)
They may be collected during normal surgery hours:
- By registering with Patient Access you can request your prescription electronically at a time that suits you. Please ask at reception for your unique patient access registration details. Please note we will need to see your ID.
- If you are aged 65yrs or above, by written request in person or posted (enclosing a stamped addressed envelope will enable us to post back to you).
We do not accept faxes or telephone requests for prescriptions.
Prescriptions 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.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
If you 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. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.35 whereas a three month PPC will cost you £30.25 and a 12 month PPC £108.10.
- 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.