As from 1st April 2022, the POD (Prescription Ordering Department) will no longer be processing routine repeat prescriptions.
There are number of ways that you can order your prescription. The easiest way is to download the NHS app. Details on how to order can be found here: https://www.nhsapp.service.nhs.uk. Alternatively, you can contact your nominated pharmacy who may be able to order on your behalf. The Black Box will also be back in the porch for those that do not have access to the app. To avoid congestion at the barrier please put them in the box between 9.30am – 1pm. Prescriptions will not be taken by Reception Staff so please do not ring the door bell. Thank you in advance.
Your prescription will be forwarded to your nominated pharmacy.
It will take 72 hours to process your repeat prescription. Please also allow time for your pharmacy to process it for you.
Please be aware that your doctor may need to see you rather than simply issuing a prescription.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and you may need to attend for monitoring blood tests depending on the type of medication you are taking.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.15
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
- 3-month PPC: £29.65
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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