Prescriptions

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Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular treatment, the doctor will give you a repeat prescription form.

We accept written requests for repeat prescriptions, preferably by email or returning the order form issued with your prescription. 

Please note that we are unable to take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions as the volume of calls relating to prescriptions can make it difficult for patients trying to get through to make appointments or needing medical advice. If any individuals have difficulties with finding a suitable method of ordering, please contact the Practice Manager.

It is our usual practice to issue prescriptions for a one month supply of medication. In special circumstances where you require a different amount than usual, please let us know why so we can issue extra prescriptions (e.g. an extra month to cover a holiday).

If you want your prescription to be sent to a particular pharmacy, please mark this on the repeat request form or in the email.

Please allow two full working days (5 full working days for a pharmacy) to allow for your prescription to be written and checked and dispensed. Items that we dispense which need to be specially ordered may take a few days.

Dispensing

This is a dispensing practice. Patients living more than a mile from a pharmacy can obtain their medicines direct from the surgery.

This excludes most patients living in Four Marks and Alton.

Private Prescriptions

When a patient is seen by a private specialist they will often be given a private prescription so they can start a new medication immediately. We would ask that patients have these dispensed at the hospital or clinic where they have been seen, or take the script directly to a local chemist. You will be charged for the medication costs on a private prescription.

We do not reissue private prescriptions as NHS prescriptions but it will usually be possible for us to issue ongoing prescriptions if they are required on a repeat basis.

Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines

The NHS currently spends about £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought OTC. Our GPs will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter (OTC) medicines for a range of short-term, minor health concerns.  Instead OTC medicines are available to buy in some local shops, supermarkets or pharmacies.  By reducing the spending on OTC medicines the NHS can give priority to treatments for patients with more serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.

Medication Reviews

The doctor will need to see you at intervals to review your medical condition. This is indicated by the date on your repeat prescription order slip - please make an appointment for review before this date. Thank you.

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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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.