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Prescription Charges

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.


NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.60
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions may be ordered:

  • Online (See reception for details)
  • By Post
  • In person (Using the post box in reception)

PLEASE ALLOW TWO WORKING DAYS FROM ORDERING TO COLLECTING YOUR PRESCRIPTION.

We will try to have prescriptions ready within two working days.  You can order your prescriptions a week in advance.  Items that are not on your repeat tick list will be passed to the prescribing team for authorisation.

EPS (Electronic Prescription Service)
This service allows your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. We will be only too happy to set this up for you so please let Reception know if you would prefer this method.

ORDERS FOR COLLECTION FROM PHARMACIES
Pharmacies have their own lead times and will advise you of these.