Repeat Prescriptions

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions from the POD (Patient Ordering Direct)

  1. Call 02476 246072; when prompted you can select a call back option (press 1) if you’ve waited a long time and it will hold your place in the queue.
  2. Text REPEAT BROOMFIELD to 07903 586972 for a call back.
  3. Visit the Website and complete an online form.

Ordering Medication Online


Our patients can use the on-line booking service for ordering repeat prescriptions and booking appointments.  It is a simple process to register and will require you to visit the practice with original photographic ID such as a passport or driving licence. 

Please use the on-line services button on the home screen of this website to access this facility and learn more about the terms and conditions of use.


Electronic Prescription Service

This service allows the practice to send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.   This reduces the need for a paper prescription, in most cases.  

To use the service you will firstly need to nominate a place to receive your prescription eg your chosen pharmacy.  (You can change your chosen pharmacy at any time).  To nominate you can do any of the following:

  • ask at your chosen pharmacy
  • ask at the practice

Please see attached leaflet for further information patient_leaflet.pdf


Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • By Hand – drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online – follow the link on the home page and carry out a simple registration.

Please allow two working days for prescriptions to be processed and ready for collection.

Your doctor will want to see you periodically to review your medication. In this respect please attend when asked to do so as any delay may affect future prescriptions.

Prescriptions 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

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.

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



Medication Reviews

In order to prescribe safely and ensure that medication is still appropriate, patients on repeat prescriptions will need to attend for medication reviews. The timing of these reviews varies depending on the type of medication.  Patients not attending will be issued with weekly prescriptions until they have been seen. If a patient continues not to attend for reviews we cannot safely look after them and may ask them to register with a different GP practice. Please help us to help you.


Non-urgent advice: Discouraged Medicines List

Please be aware that we do not prescribe any medicines that are included in the local ‘Discouraged List’. This is in line with local policy. The local guidelines are constantly reviewed to ensure that patient needs are being met and that NHS funding is being used effectively.


Social Prescribing

Find out more information about Social Prescribing by clicking here