Prescription Dispensing - Rowlands Pharmacy
9th June 2022
We are aware that Rowlands Pharmacy Broadstairs are experiencing difficulties at the moment with regards to dispensing prescriptions. We would like to assure you that we are in discussion with Rowlands, in order to ascertain further information.
Our reception team and pharmacist are triyng their very best to assist with queries regarding this problem.
Please be patient with our team!!
Reminder - we do operate a Zero Tolerance Policy at the Surgery.
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.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
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.
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.