Repeat Prescriptions

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We are making you aware that the NHS is closing the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service on the 31st of March 2024. From this date, you will NOT be able to order repeat prescriptions using the POD service.

Therefore, you will need to use the new method of ordering your prescription which will be via the NHS app or by logging into your NHS account at Patients will need to have already signed up to our Online Services to use this feature in the NHS App.

If you are unable to use this method or are having difficulty, please contact the practice and we will be able to support you.
The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

To request repeat prescriptions you can:

Repeat prescriptions will be ready 2 working days after your request. Please note if your prescription request is NOT on your repeat prescription your request will take longer to process and the doctor may wish to speak with you. Delays may also occur if your medication request is different from what your doctor has prescribed for you.

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.