If you think you need a new prescription, please speak to your doctor.
To request a repeat prescription, please call the NHS POD (Prescription Ordering Direct) 02476 246072
Their telephone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 3.00pm
A family member, friend or carer may order your prescription on your behalf.
Ordering your prescription online
We no longer accept email prescription requests, however if you register for online access you will be able to order your repeat prescription online.
Please ask at reception for further details.
Please allow at least 2 working days before visiting your collection point.
Only requests for repeat prescriptions can be processed – if you require a new medication you will need to book an appointment or speak to one of our doctors on the telephone.
Information about Repeat Prescriptions
- Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients with long-term conditions who receive regular treatment.
- Your doctor will explain the repeat prescription system upon beginning regular treatment.
- Please provide the exact drug names wherever possible.
- Please allow at least 2 working days after submitting your request before collecting your prescription from the surgery or your chosen chemist.
- Your doctor will review all repeat prescriptions regularly.
- Patients with some chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma will be seen regularly for monitoring of their condition.
- Please tell us of any changes to your repeat prescription list made at the hospital or if you stop any medication by yourself.
- Do not stockpile unwanted drugs at home – return them to your chemist
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.
NHS Prescription costs as of April 1 2014
- The current prescription charge is £8.40.
- From 1 April 2010 a three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
- A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 15 or more items are needed in 12 months.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.
There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees and PPCs available on the NHS website.