Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

To order ONLINE click on the link above.

If you take medication on a long-term basis, you can ORDER repeat prescriptions by:

  • Using your computerised repeat medication request slip.
  • Writing on a piece of paper personal details, name of tablets, strength and dose.
  • Obtaining a repeat medication request slip from reception.
  • Ordering online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration.
  • All prescription requests may be posted in our designated prescription box (during surgery hours) or posted to the practice. If you require a prescription to be posted back to you a stamped addressed envelope must be enclosed.

Please note it is our practice policy that we do not prescribe methadone or benzodiazipines to new patients for a drug misuse.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Update 28.05.2020

 

 

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

We are asking patients not to drop off their paper repeat prescriptions at the practice, please use one of the following to order your repeat prescription:

  • Calling the surgery Direct on 01204 523642 or emailing
  • BOLCCG.P82022@nhs.net
  • Using Patient Online Access

We appreciate this may not be ideal for all patients but thank you for working with us at this extraordinary time.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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.