Prescriptions

To Collect Your Prescription

Please allow two working days for your prescription request to be processed by the surgery.  Prescriptions may be:

  • Collected directly from the surgery during normal opening hours (Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 6:30pm)
  • Posted to you if you include an stamped, addressed envelope with your request
  • Collected by a pharmacy of your choice; let us know and we can arrange for this for you.  Please remember to ask the pharmacy how much additional time they need to dispense the medication after receipt of the prescription.

Please allow a week for your prescription if you are collecting from a pharmacy.

Other information:

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

Click on the link below for more information about exemptions:

Prescription Exemptions.pdf

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.