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Where appropriate, patients on regular medication may have their prescriptions repeated without seeing their doctor. The advisability of a repeat prescription and the number of repeats to be authorized is decided by your doctor who will review your medication at appropriate intervals.
Please note that prescriptions will only be processed up to 7 days before the prescription is due. If you require a prescription earlier than this please attach a note to the repeat slip or add a comment to the comments box online.
Please note that, owing to the risks involved, the practice cannot accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions .
Prescriptions for medication that you may have had before but are not on a repeat prescription cannot be issued routinely as above. You may request it by telephoning or in person but it must be authorised by your doctor.
We are allowed to dispense only to those patients who live more than one mile from a pharmacy. All other patients may take their prescriptions to any pharmacy. Prescription charges apply at the rate set by the Government and must be paid for when your medicines are collected. Proof of exemption from payment should be shown when signing the back of the prescription form.
You will be able to collect your prescription from the surgery or you can specify a pick up point at a local pharmacy. Please note that if you want to collect your prescription from a local pharmacy you must register with that pharmacy first by completing an application form at the chemist. If you have genuine physical difficulty in collecting your prescriptions please speak to the dispenser who may be able to arrange delivery by a local pharmacist.
The practice aims to review all patients on repeat medications at least once a year in the same month as their birthday. You may, of course, see a doctor/nurse at any other time if you need to, but we will always aim to coordinate your number of repeat prescriptions to run out in your birthday month to prompt review.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Patients using the postal service should allow longer.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or 14 items, or more, in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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