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Repeat prescriptions are for regular, long term medications.
Patients may order their repeat prescriptions by:
If medications are requested more than 7 days early, the request will be rejected so please only order 7 days in advance. This is per our repeat prescribing policy and current NHSE advice in order to maintain national stocks of medications for the whole population.
You can now nominate any pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to electronically instead of having to collect your prescription from your GP (once ordered). For further information please collect a leaflet at the surgery or your nominated pharmacy. Or alternatively you can watch the short video below
Request forms for this service are available from reception.
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.
These apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
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 £9.15, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.65 and a 12 month PPC £105.90.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS across the UK over £300million every year. There are a number of different ways that you can help to reduce the issue of wasted medicines and save money for your local NHS.
Self Care Medications are medications which can be bought over the counter from your pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets.
In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569million on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and supermarkets.
These prescriptions include items for a condition:
Vitamins/minerals and probiotics have also been included in the consultation proposals as items of limited clinical effectiveness which are of a high cost to the NHS.
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