Details about prescriptions at Medwyn Surgery
Our strong preference for repeat requests is to be done online. However, if necessary we will accept requests in writing, by fax or email. Alternatively you can 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.
Please note we do not accept verbal prescription requests.
Your prescription will be ready to collect after 2 working days. Please advise us of your preferred pick-up location.
Prescription Charges and Exemptions
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.
From 1 April 2018, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £8.80
- 3 month prepayment certificate (PPC): £29.10
- 1 month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.40, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
- Telephone advice and order line 0300 330 1341
- General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS Choices website
We are now able to batch prescribe medication for those patients who are on long term medication. Should you be interested in finding out more about this service, please ask you GP or ask for details at reception.
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