Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If your long-term medication has been approved on a repeat prescription basis you can order in a number of ways:

  • In person- drop your computerised repeat slip in at reception having clearly marked the required items.
  • By post-  send it to us remembering to enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online- Patient Online Access website or Order your repeat prescription online  Via NHS App

Please note that requests for medication cannot be accepted over the telephone.

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.

Repeat Prescriptions ( please note: Acute, New or Control Drugs cannot be ordered via Online Access)

If your long-term medication has been approved on a repeat prescription basis you can order in a number of ways:

  • Online- Patient Online Access website or your NHS App
  • Nominated Pharmacy: You can ask your Nominated Pharmacy to order your repeat medication on your behalf if you receive weekly, monthly or quarterly repeat medication
  • In person- drop your computerised repeat slip in at reception having clearly marked the required items.
  • By post-  send it to us remembering to enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.

Please note that requests for medication cannot be accepted over the telephone.

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.

Electronic Prescribing Service

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit the Practice in future. Instead your GP will send it electronically to the chemist you choose, saving you time. Please go on the link below or ask at reception and pick up a leaflet for details.

For more information please click here.

Nominate a Local Pharmacy

Patients can choose a pharmacy for their electronic prescription to be sent to a pharmacy of their choice. This is called nomination. Once a patient has nominated their chosen pharmacy, this preference will be stored (on the NHS Spine) unless the patient decides to change their nomination. Speak to practice receptionist or your local pharmacist regarding this arrangement.

Find your local pharmacy - Click Here

Not Registered for Online Services?

Useful tips about medication and prescriptions

1) We ask patients to request no more than 1 week in advance of running out of medication and online patient access medication request is the quickest way of getting it done as the request directly goes to doctor's inbox.

2) Travelling abroad? We can only issue 2 months supply of medication at a time.

3) If medication you are taking is not visible online to request it means that medication is acute. Only medication on repeat can be requested and issued without seeing doctor.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.

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.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Our In House Pharmacist:

Raiesa (Pharmacist) Zohal (Pharmacy Technician)
  •  Structured Medication Reviews 
  •  Medication Reconciliation 
  •  Medication Reviews 
  •  Prescription Queries 
  •  Blood Pressure Reviews 
  •  Prescription Requests 
  •  Discharge Summaries 
  • Syncing Medications 
  •  Medication Queries
  •  Discharge Summaries 
  •  Order Bloods
 
  •  Dealing with compliance issues e.g. Dressings 
 
   

Medication Reconciliation

Medication reconciliation 

Is the process where medications prescribed by a medical practitioner are checked to ensure they match the current list of medications the patient is taking.

When does this need to happen?

Most require it whenever a patient is admitted, transferred and discharged or a patient has stopped taking a medication.

 

The process of medication reconciliation?

A list of the patient’s current medications; along with a list of the medications currently needed; these are then compared and a new list is formed which is then communicated to the patients and caregivers.

Intially it's about creating the most accurate list possible of all medications a patient is taking — including drug name, dosage, frequency, and route — and comparing that list against the physician’s admission, transfer, and/or discharge orders, with the goal of providing correct medications to the patient at all transition points within the hospital.

 

How can you book this appointment?

Please call reception and book an appointment with our Pharmacists:

Raiesa (Clinics On Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Zohal (Clinics On Monday & Friday)