Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you take medicines regularly, you will probably have a repeat prescription.  This means you can order medicine when you need it without having to see a GP, until your next medicines review.

There are 3 ways to order a repeat prescription from the surgery:

1. Using your NHS account

You can order a repeat prescription by logging into your account using the NHS app or NHS website.

If you're asked to nominate a pharmacy, you can only nominate a high street pharmacy.

You'll be able to collect your medicine in person when it's ready. Some high street pharmacies also deliver.

2. Using other online services or Apps

There are other online services you can use to order a repeat prescription.

Examples include My GP App and Patient Access.

Contact the online service or app you want to use for details on how to register.  You may need a verification key code from reception.

3. By contacting your GP Surgery

You can email your request to gpccg.stfillansprescriptions@nhs.net or

 

you can call our reception team on 01772 585451.

The easiest & quickest way to order repeat prescriptions is via online services App.  Please see the online services section of the website for more information on how to register.

 

Electronic Prescribing 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.

More information EPS.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.