Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

When the doctor has recommended that your treatment may be repeated, there are several methods that the request can be made:-

  • Our online service
  • Visiting the surgery
  • By post, ensuring that you enclose a stamped self addressed envelope if your new prescription is required by return of post
  • Alternatively by prior arrangement with your chosen pharmacy

We are no longer able to accept telephone requests.

Online requests are also available using the link at the top of this page. Submitted online repeat prescription requests will be accessed every working day morning at 9.00am and your prescription/s will be available for collection after 36 hours.

A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for repeat prescriptions, except in cases of extreme urgency.

You will be required to see the doctor periodically to check that your medication is having the desired effect.

Synchronisation

If you take medication regularly and find that you have to order different medications at different times, we can synchronise your prescriptions.  Please either ask at reception or download and  fill out the form below.

Patient Synchronisation Form.pdf

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): £9.15
  • 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.

Waste Medicines

Did you know every year in East Staffordshire, an estimated £800,000 of unused medicines are wasted!

Click on the link below to find out what you can do to help cut down this waste:

East Staffs Waste Medicines Leaflet.pdf