We are a Dispensing Practice under section 41 of the National Health Act 1977 and are able to dispense
medicines and Drug Tariff listed items from our Dispensary. Most medicines are stocked. Special requirements may have to be ordered, and will take 24 hours to arrive.
Patients on a regular medication may be given repeat prescriptions. Records of your medications are kept on our computer system and kept fully up-to-date by your Doctor.
If your Doctor wishes you to have medication on a regular basis it will be on the repeat prescription. If it does not appear as a repeat, please do not ask the dispenser or receptionist to issue the item, but do ask to speak to the Doctor or make an appointment to discuss your request.
Orders for repeat prescriptions can be made:
If you have more than one repeat prescription, please try and order all of your items together. The Doctor will review the prescription, which will take up to 48 hours. Please allow an additional 24 hours for the Pharmacy to recieve the prescription, order where necessary and make up ready for your collection.
Periodically you will be asked to see the Doctor or Nurse for a review. These reviews are carried out to ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment for your condition, and that the treatment you are using is both as effective and up-to-date with current medical evidence as possible.
Please check your review dates before you ask for a repeat prescription. When a review is indicated continued issue of medication will require authorisation by the Doctor, so an appointment should be made with the Practice Nurse for a review unless otherwise stated.
All prescriptions must be signed and paid for at the time of collection, unless a current exemption or prepaid certificate is shown. Information about charges for prescriptions, who is exempt, prepayment certificates, the average cost of a dispensed item and the dispensing fee that the surgery receives for each dispensed item is available by request from the Practice Administrator.
People in the following categories are automatically exempt from prescription charges:
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.
Prescription costs as of April 1 2012
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.