Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • By hand- drop your repeat counterfoil in the box provided in the waiting area with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post– clearly mark what you require and if you send a SAE and we will post your prescription back to you.
  • Online- follow the link at the top of this page and complete a simple registration.

In all cases you will need to provide the patient's name and address, date of birth, telephone number and name of the medication.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.


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): £9.65 
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60 
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25 

Changes from 1/5/2024

  • Prescription (per item):  £9.90
  • 12 month pre payment certificate (PPC): £114.50
  • 3 month PPC:  £32.05


If you get prescriptions for Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT you may save more with the hormone replacement therapy prescription pre payment certificate (HRT PPC) 


Before buying a PPC, check if you are entitled to free NHS prescriptions or other health costs. 


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.