Repeat Prescriptions

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Please be aware of the 48 hour time required for the processing of medications

Please try to be specific of the medication required. If your request is of an urgent nature please inform the receptionist who will bring this to the attention of the doctor

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

Over the Counter Medication

There have some issues with medications available over the counter.

Pharmacy First

If you are exempt from prescription charges then you can access this service which gives you over-the-counter medicines rather than you needing to see a GP to receive the medication on a free prescription.

Our local pharmacies are a convenient way to get expert advice for the treatment of common ailments (listed below). Where appropriate, patients can be supplied with over-the-counter medicines.

We hope that this service will reduce the number of people seeking treatment via a prescription from their GP or out of hours (OOH) provider, or via a walk-in centre or accident and emergency.

Patients can register to access the service at the pharmacy and the patients’ GP practice will be notified of any intervention via a secure email. Check with your local pharmacy to see if they provide this service.

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