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Prescription Charges

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

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.60
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Repeat Prescriptions

You can place an order for a repeat prescription by either:

  • Completing the repeat prescription slip provided with your medication and leaving with reception
  • Online Via EMIS Patient Access

Please allow 48 hours from ordering your repeat prescription to picking up the medication.

Occasionally the doctor may request that you book an appointment to discuss your prescription request. All patients receiving repeat prescriptions will need to be reviewed by a doctor at least annually for monitoring and review of their medication.

Please note we cannot not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the phone.