Prescriptions

Notice: Last prescription orders for Christmas should be made by 17th December

Christmas reordering of medicines

Christmas reordering of medicines: Please order your repeat medicines in plenty of time before Christmas and the New Year period. You can request up to 2 weeks earlier than normal in the usual way - either using Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) 0808 164 7678 or Online (if you have online access) or in the writing to the practice. If you are due a prescription between 22nd December 2020 and 3rd January 2021 (inclusive) we will issue extra medication to cover this period. Thank you, SPMC.

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients who are on long-term medication may have their prescriptions put ‘on repeat’ at the discretion of the clinician. You can request prescriptions in the following way:

  • Online through either SystmOnline via the link at the top of this page (please ask reception to be registered for this.)
  • Via Prescription ordering direct (POD) - a convenient way to order your repeat prescription— call 0808 1647678 (Freephone). Click on the image opposite for more information.
  • Using your prescription counterfoil listing your regular medications to tick the items you need.
  • In writing, stating name, date of birth and medications required.
  • Speak to our pharmacy technician or your local pharmacy about moving your repeats onto ‘repeat dispensing’  https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/explaining-electronic-repeat-dispensing-to-patients  This allows a batch prescription to be sent to your local pharmacy reducing the number of requests you need to make.

Important note: We are unable to take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

Please allow 3 clear working days for your prescription to be processed. If you have more than one prescription, please try to order all your items together.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

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.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

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