Prescriptions

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

You can order a repeat prescription in the following ways:

We will only issue a prescription 3 days before it is due to be renewed. If you have exceptional circumstances (going away on holiday etc.) please write this on your request so that we may process it earlier than usual.

We are unable to convert a private or secondary care prescription to NHS primary care prescriptions unless clinically appropriate and in line with local NHS guidelines. We will require a request in writing from your consultant before the prescription will be considered.

Prescription Fees

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.

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.