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Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways:
We are encouraging all patients to request electronically rather than on paper for data protection and safety and to save our trees.
Please allow 2 working days excluding weekends and bank holidays when ordering repeat prescriptions. We operate a 2 working day policy for repeat medication; please make sure you make your request 3-5 working days before you run out.
If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly and are stable, you may be able to benefit from using the Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service. This allows the GP to authorise more than one prescription at a time, for up to one year’s worth of medication. These prescriptions are known as ‘batch’ prescriptions, which mean that you won’t have to re-order repeat prescriptions from the GP practice every time more medicine is needed. Instead you obtain future supplies from the Community Pharmacy until the batch is completed. You must then attend the surgery for a clinical review before the next Prescription batch can be issued. For more information on eRD see https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-and-appliance-contractors/prescribing-and-dispensing/electronic-repeat-dispensing-erd/erd-information-patients
Benefits for patients:
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy, contact the pharmacy and sign up for the Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS).
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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:
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.