Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

You can request your repeat medication by indicating the items you require on the tear-off slip of your prescription and posting it to us or handing it in at the practice reception.

If you enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope, we will post your prescription to you.

You can also make direct contact with a pharmacy of your choice and they will be able to request your medication on your behalf.

Alternatively you can order your repeat prescription via this website by simply following the link at the top of this page and filling in the details appropriately.

Please remember that requesting your medication on time is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

It takes 48 working hours to process your request. This is to make sure that the prescribing is done SAFELY in accordance with our Prescribing Policy.

Please be aware that due to safety reasons We DO NOT ACCEPT MEDICATION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE.

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.

Electronic Prescribing Service

Would you like to collect your prescription directly from a Pharmacy of your choice?

This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.

This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.

To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.

For more information please click here

Antibiotic Awareness

Did you know that no amount of antibiotics can cure your cold?

Colds, most coughs, sinusitis, ear infections and sore throats get better without antibiotics, as your body can usually fight these infections on its own.

  • Over-use of antibiotics can lead to the development of drug-resistant bacteria which can cause serious infections.
  • Antibiotics can cause side effects such as rashes, Thrush, stomach pains, diarrhoea, reactions to sunlight and other symptoms
  • Help conserve antibiotics so that they remain effective
  • your actions can protect antibiotics 

Ask your pharmacist for advice about your symptoms

 For more information visit:

http://www.lambethccg.nhs.uk/

http://www.antibioticguardian.com/