Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges.
Some items are always free, including contraceptives and medicines prescribed for hospital inpatients.
The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item.
A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:
If you need a repeat prescription, please request this at least five full working days before you run out.
It is Practice Policy to only take repeat requests by the tear-off portion of your previous prescription, which is issued with your medication from the chemist. We do not accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone, this is for patient and clinical safety purposes and also to free up the telephone lines for other requests or enquiries.
Unless otherwise requested your repeat prescriptions will be sent to the local chemist where they can be collected. We are now using Electronic prescribing, where your nominated chemist will electronically receive your prescription from your GP, this will enable us to track where your prescription is at any time. You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time should you choose to use a different provider, just let the new pharmacy or your GP practice know.