Welcome to The Surgery! I you normally take regular repeat medication please let us know by:
- Giving us a copy of your repeat prescription slip
- Give us a copy of your medication label on your medication box/bottle which has your name, medication dosage and date.
We will automatically put this on your repeat prescription here at The Surgery.
Please allow 2-3 working days (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays) for a prescription request to be processed.
Visit NHS Choices for information on:
- Prescription charges
- Who is entitled for free prescriptions
- Medical exemptions (certain diseases will exempt you from paying for your prescription)
- Free prescriptions for cancer patients, renal dialysis patients and pregnant women
- Help for those on low income
Private prescriptions are medication which your private Doctor has recommended for you on a private prescription. A private prescription is not written on an official NHS prescription and so is not paid for by the NHS. The cost of a private prescription is met wholly by the patient and is dictated by the cost of the medicine plus the pharmacists charge for supplying it. A prescription is a legal document for which the doctor, who has issued and signed it, is responsible for. Therefore, a NHS doctor cannot convert a private prescription to an NHS prescription. A doctor you see privately can’t issue an NHS prescription.
A GP in the surgery at which you are registered can only provide a private prescription if the drug is not available on the NHS.