Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

To order online you need to register first. The surgery will give you a unique code.  Once you have the code you can register by clicking www.patient-services.co.uk

Repeat prescription requests can also be made by dropping into the surgery or by post (if you include a stamped addressed envelope for posting back to you).

Please note that 48 hours notice is required for repeat prescriptions

Antibiotic Prescribing

Antibiotics - Do I Need Them?

Antibiotics cannot treat viral infections which include:

  • Coughs
  • Common Cold
  • Sore throats
  • Ear aches
  • Flu

What Can I Do Instead?

  • Drink plenty of fluid and stay hydrated
  • Have plenty of rest
  • Ask your doctor or local pharmacist for anything to help with the pain or temperature g. paracetamol or ibuprofen

How Long Could I Be Ill For?

Problem

Duration

Common Cold

1 ½ weeks

Ear infection

4 weeks

Sore throat

1 week

Sinusitis

2½ weeks

Cough

3 weeks

Remember!! If your symptoms get worse then contact your local GP or contact the NHS immediately!!

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): £9.15
  • 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 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.