Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made in writing ONLY or on the repeat prescription form. 

You can also request your prescriptions online by clicking on the link at the top of this page and registering then following the on screen instructions.

We DO NOT take requests for prescriptions / repeat prescriptions over the phone. 

Please allow 4 working days for the prescription to be processed (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Remember it is obviously in your best interest not to run out.

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.