Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

We use our computer system for recording and printing repeat prescriptions. This allows you to obtain your regular medication easily without the need for an appointment but enables the doctor to keep a close check on repeat prescribing.

Your repeat prescription can be ordered online via the link at the top of this page.

If you prefer to post your computer generated “re-order” slip to us, enclosing a SAE, we will post it back to you with the new prescription.

Please allow 48 hours for the prescription to be prepared.

Electronic Prescription Service

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 you will have to ask reception to sign up.

 

Dispensary

We are a dispensing Practice and can dispense to the whole of Cookley and Wolverley.

We cannot dispense to patients who live less than a mile from a dispensing chemist.

Reducing Medicines Wastage

The practice has signed up to help reduce medicines waste.

To support this we will not be accepting telephone order requests for your repeat prescriptions over the telephone unless you're request is clinically urgent or you are housebound.  We would ask you to only order those items you need and not everything on your list.

We would like to encourage you to use our online repeat prescribing service. If you need help in using this service please ask our reception team who will arrange for you to be contacted by our prescribing coordinator.

We have adopted the CCG formulary and so prescribe according to this for our patients.

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): £9.00
  • 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 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.