Repeat Prescriptions

As from 30th March 2020, the Practice will no longer be processing routine repeat prescriptions.  Please contact the Prescription Ordering Department (POD) on 0121 368 0014.  This is the Practice’s dedicated number to ring for our registered patients, this number is not for patients who are not registered with our Practice.

Ad hoc requests for non-repeat medication will not be processed by the POD.  You will need to contact the surgery to make an appointment.

If you normally order your repeat prescription on-line, you may continue to do so.

Your prescription will be forwarded to your nominated pharmacy.  If you do not have a nominated pharmacy you will be asked to nominate one when you order your repeat prescription.

Please request your repeat prescription in good time and 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.

Medication Reviews

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.

NHS charges

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.

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