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If you take medication on a long-term basis these medicines may be on a repeat prescription which you can request without needing to see your doctor.
You may order your repeat medication in any of the following ways:
Note the first three options require you to be registered for on-line access and have selected a default pharmacy to which your repeat medication will be sent.
Click here for more information about EPS
Remember – Don’t tick every box on your repeat prescription if you don’t need every item. You will still be able to order these medicines in the future.
Special arrangements will be made for patients who are not able to order their repeat medications themselves.
If you wish your repeat prescription form to be returned by post please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Please allow 2 complete working days (48 hours) before collecting your prescription, remembering to make allowance for weekends and public holidays. Prescriptions will not be issued to children.
Please note your pharmacy may need and additional 24 hours to obtain and dispense the medication.
You may wish to order your repeat medication using the Electronic Prescription Service which means you can order on-line 24/7 on your computer or via the NHS App or Airmid App on your smart phone.
NOTE: If you have repeat medication at your current practice, please make an appointment to see one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners or Doctor for a medication review. As St Andrew’s has clinical responsibility for any medication issued to our patients, we must carry out a medication review before issuing any repeats.
We recommend you use EPS to have your prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice. Once you have selected the place you wish to collect yours medicines the Practice will send the prescription electronically. This means that you will have more choice about where you get your medicines because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop and you will not need to pick up a paper prescription at the Practice.
You can use the EPS regardless of how you order your repeats - just let us know the pharmacy of your choice.
For more information go to NHS Electronic Prescription website.
Please contact Reception to register.
The NHS prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS - it is not a payment to the surgery or its dispensary and it is not related to the cost of your medicine(s). It is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). 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. These new charges apply from 1st April 2020:
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. PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalments payments.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website