Prescriptions

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

  • Using our online services – Patient Access
  • Requesting a repeat prescription through your local pharmacy order and collect service
  • In person or by post
  • The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) Service – Please call 01384 465303 Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00

Repeat prescriptions are available at two working days notice. Please note this does not include weekends. All prescriptions requested on a Friday will be ready the following Tuesday.

The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service is just a phone call away. There’s no need to come into the practice or go to the pharmacy. You’ll also speak to a trained health professional who can discuss your needs, meaning you’ll only order medication when you need it – saving the NHS money to spend on other important services. The POD is open from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00 on 01384 465303. More information is available from the practice, please complete our Contact the Practice form for further information.

If you are not already registered for GP online services please complete our Register for Online Services form.

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. If you have been asked to complete a medication review online, please complete our Medication Review form.

Please ensure that if you are booking an appointment, you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Fees

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

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.

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.