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Repeat Prescriptions

red_pills_bottleHaving a repeat prescription means you can obtain your prescription without having to see your GP. It is important that repeat prescriptions are monitored and reviewed annually, to ensure that the medication is still appropriate.

Repeat prescriptions timescales:

For The Dispensary please allow 3 working days from making the request into the Practice before collection.

For all other prescription requests please allow 5 working days from making the request into the Practice before collection. 

(please allow extra days if affected by Bank Holidays).

How to undertake this request: 

  • Order your repeat prescription online
  • Use your current repeat prescription slip or complete a request form, available in the foyer or at the Dispensary.
  • Place your request form in the collection box in the Health Centre, post it to the surgery or fax it to us on 01477 532563.
  • Send an e:mail to:

               hchcscripts@nhs.net or

               hchcdispensary@nhs.net if a dispensary patient

The Dispensary and the Chemist offer a delivery service for patients who have difficulty collecting their medication.


Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

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 charges

From 1 April 2018:

The current prescription charge is £8.80 per item (£17.20 per pair of elastic hosiery).

If you need more than 12 prescribed medicines each year , you could save money with a 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC), which cost £104.00

You can also buy a three-month prepayment certificate PPC (costing £29.10), which will save you money if you need more than three prescribed medicines in three months.

Telephone advice and PPC 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

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