Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Please leave your request for a repeat prescription in the box provided or post it to the surgery. If you ask us to add your email address to your medical record we will send you an invitation to use ‘The Waiting Room’. This is an on-line service that takes you into the medication screen of your medical records. Your repeat medication is brought up for you to tick the items you require, there is also a free text box to add any comments or request other medication previously prescribed but not listed.

If you prefer you can still send an email to: letters.middleway@nhs.net. Internet messaging carries a risk of interception so please be aware of this risk each time you use the service.

If using email please include full details (i.e. name, address, date of birth plus the full name of the item required including the strength), otherwise tick the items you need on the left-hand section of your previous prescription form.

Please note – no requests for repeat prescriptions will be taken over the telephone.

Repeat Dispensing

There is also a system called repeat dispensing. Your doctor can issue a special prescription for an appropriate period of time (e.g. six months). During that period the chemist can dispense your prescriptions at monthly intervals without the need for you to obtain further prescriptions. This is only suitable for some patients. If you wish to consider this please discuss with your doctor.

Collections

Your prescription will be ready for collection 72 working hours or 3 working days later. If you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope). Arrangements can be made to send your prescription directly to local chemists, please ask at reception.

 

Medication Reviews

We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment.

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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.