If you think you may need a new prescription for medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor.
- Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients with long-term conditions who receive regular treatment.
- Please provide the exact drug names wherever possible.
- Please allow at least 72 hours after submitting your request before collecting your prescription from the surgery.
- Your doctor will review all repeat prescriptions regularly.
- Patients with some chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma will be seen regularly for monitoring of their condition.
- Please tell us of any changes to your repeat prescription list made at the hospital or if you stop any medication by yourself
- Do not stockpile unwanted drugs at home – return them to your chemist
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 Prescription costs as of April 1 2013
- The current prescription charge is £7.85.
- From 1 April 2010 a three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
- A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 14 or more items are needed in 12 months.
There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees and PPCs available on the NHS website.
To Order a prescription from your Pharmacy
- As a patient you need to contact a local pharmacy of your choice to arrange for your prescription to be collected by the pharmacy from Bredon Avenue Surgery.
- Dependng on your arrangements with them, your pharmacy will dispense for you to collect, or for them to deliver to you.
- It is your respinsibility to contat the pharmacy to reorder your prescription upon receipt of this and your pharmacy will contact the surgery with your order receipt.