Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by:

  • handing in your request slip at reception
  • posting it to us with a stamped addressed envelope
  • posting it into the secure mailbox on our Corporation Street entrance outside normal opening hours
  • making the request through the Patient Access service online via the link at the top of this page.

Please allow 72 hours for your request to be processed

Unfortunatley we are unable to deal with telephone requests for repeat prescriptions.

Some local pharmacies run collection services, please ask your pharmacy for details.

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

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.