Prescriptions

Visit our prescriptions room where you will be able to find your nearest pharmacies, request or review your medication and register for electronic prescribing.

  • Please allow two working days for your prescription to be processed.
  • If you have more than one repeat prescription please try and order all your items together.
  • Clearly indicate where you would like your prescription to be sent. We can send the prescription to your home address but remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
  • You can collect your prescription from the surgery or it can be sent by the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to a chemist that you have signed up to.

Prescription Charges

If you would like to know more about the costs for prescriptions please view the NHS information here.

Exemptions

People in the following categories are automatically exempt from prescription charges:

Children under 16 years old; under 19 who are in full time education; people over 60 years of age; pregnant women and women who have had a baby in the last 12 months; people in receipt of certain benefits and people with specific medical conditions.

Generic Medicines

A generic medicine is a medicine which contains the same active ingredients as the original patented one, however it is much cheaper to purchase. It is usually a different shape or colour to the original brand, but it does exactly the same job.

Why is this good for the Patient?
As demands on the health service grow, generic medicines provide patients with safe and effective treatment while reducing the cost of pharmaceutical care. Generic medicines are widely demanded in many EU counties and are increasingly prescribed by general practitioners.

Generic medicines stimulate competition between pharmaceutical companies as soon as the patient on the original brands expires. This means that your doctor can prescribe medicines safely and the costs to the surgery are reduced, allowing your surgery to provide more services for the budget they are given.

What you need to know?
If you take regular medication try and remember its strength and its name. Sometimes you may be given a different brand: by going to the same pharmacy for your prescription each time to avoid this. If you are worried about your medicines your doctor or pharmacist will be happy to discuss them and put your mind at rest.