ORDER A PRESCRIPTION
SEE BELOW FOR ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO ORDER A PRESCRIPTION
You can order your repeat prescription through the NHS APP. If you are not yet registered for this service please click here to sign up.
Once registered, this app can also be used to:
- Order Repeat Prescriptions
- Get your NHS COVID Pass
- Book and manage appointments
- Get health information and advice
- view your health record securely
- view your NHS number
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.
Electronic Repeat Dispensing (ERD)
ERD is a system which allows pharmacies to have a year long subscription to your repeat medications.
In basic terms, this means you will have access to your regular repeat dispensing prescriptions at your nominated pharmacy. Removing the need for you to first request your prescription from your GP Surgery.
Please read this information leaflet and contact our medicines team on 01228 529171 if you would like to be added to this service.
For information - if you currently have your pharmacy requesting your prescriptions for you, they are changing the way they work and will soon be stopping this service.
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): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.