Other Ways to Order Your Prescriptions
- In Person:
Drop your completed prescription in the box provided in the lobby.
- By Post:
Post your prescription, using a secure tracked postal service, to us (with a Self Addressed Envelope for return if you wish).
Arrange with a local chemist to request and collect your prescription. Allow 5 working days for this service. Prescription Collection Points.
When will my Prescription be ready?
Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days if you will be picking the prescription up from the Surgery.
Script Ready at Surgery By:
Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days i.e., your prescription will be processed in office hours 8am to 6.30pm. If you ordered your prescription outside of office hours up to midnight, collection time will count from opening hours the following day.
If you will be picking the prescription up from the Surgery (see table above).
For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.
Patients can either collect their prescription from the surgery or a chemist of their choice.
In order for prescriptions to be collected from a chemist, patients need to register at their chemist of choice for the 'Prescription Collection Service'. Once the Chemist has agreed to collection on your behalf, Patients then need to instruct the Practice which must be in writing - forms are available from most chemists.
Electronic Prescriptions Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
Repeat Prescription requests are not accepted over the telephone as this can lead to errors.
Each drug has two names, the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.
Please book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.
Prescription Charges and Exemptions
The NHS prescription charge is a flat rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can't afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need a lot of medication.
Prescription charges and Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC).