Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by ticking the items required on your computerised repeat slip and handing it in or posting it to the surgery. If you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we will post the prescription back to you.

Alternatively you may order online via the link at the top of this page. You will need to be registered for the SystmOnline service. Please download an application form in the online services from the link below. Alternatively you can collect a form from reception.

Please bring the completed application form along to the surgery, in person, together with some form of photo ID. You will then be issued with a new user name and a temporary password by the receptionist.

We prefer you not to order your prescriptions by telephone as this can lead to mistakes.

There are certain medications that will not be prescribed without seeing a doctor.

Repeat items will be issued for up to two months, no longer unless discussed with the doctor first.  Some items maybe restricted to other time frames depending on the drug.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Consent for SystmOnline Patient Access.pdf

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, Pharmacist or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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.