Details about prescriptions at Medwyn Surgery

Repeat Prescriptions

Our strong preference for repeat requests is to be done online. You will find the login option to the online module on the home page of our website. 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

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.

NHS Charges

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS Choices website

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. Alternatively, click on the link below to download the application form.

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