Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Our strong preference for repeat requests is to be done online.

Your medication can be ordered from the surgery using one of the following options:

  • Online by completing our repeat prescriptions request form
  • Online via SystmOnline. Please go to www.systmonline.tpp-uk.com – you will need to register for online services
  • Complete the prescription request slip in the surgery, or return the white slip of your prescription to the surgery with the medication required indicated. There is a post box in the lobby for all paper prescription requests to be dropped off so no need for queuing

Your prescription will be ready to collect after 2 working days. Please advise us of your preferred pick-up location.

Please note we do not accept verbal prescription requests.

Prescription Charges and Exceptions

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.

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/how-much-nhs-prescription-charge.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting www.nhs.uk/get-help-with-prescription-costs.

NHS Charges

From 1 April 2018, the charges are:

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 3 month prepayment certificate (PPC): £29.65
  • 12 month prepayment certificate (PPC): £90.00

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/Prescriptioncosts.

Batch Prescribing

We are now able to batch prescribe medication for those patients who are on long term medication.  This means a six or twelve month supply of medication can be sent to the pharmacy and you don’t need to visit the surgery or request the medication online every time you need more. Your GP or nurse will continue to review you every year and update your medicines.

Should you be interested in finding out more about this service, please ask your GP or ask for details at reception.