Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription

To request Mental Health medication, please go to our 'mental health' tab on the list above / or on our home page.

Order your repeat prescription by clicking this link (SystmOnline Login (tpp-uk.com))  via SystmOne Online. You will need a log in for this, please contact reception to request access. 

Prescriptions will need to be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy (pharmacy of your choice) for collection. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, please phone us to select one.

Repeat prescriptions will not be issued unless you have a repeat prescription slip from this practice.

Requests cannot be taken over the telephone.

You must allow up to two working days before your prescription is ready.  If completed over the weekend, this will not be ready for collection until at least the Tuesday afternoon, and a Wednesday after a bank holiday Monday.

If you have any queries about nominated pharmacies or how presciptions work, please read further.

Electronic Prescribing Service

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.

All presciptions are sent electronically which is known as The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS); this is part of the NHS digital plan.

What does this mean for you?

If you used to collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you now will not visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

  • a pharmacy. a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).
  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

For more information please visit the NHS Choices website .

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

 

Who can get free prescriptions - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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.

NHS prescription charges - NHS (www.nhs.uk)