There are several ways you can order your repeat medication, we do ask for at least 48 hours for your request to be processed.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor or speak to the Surgery Pharmacist once a year to review these regular medications. A notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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
The NHS spends approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy, petrol station or supermarket, at a lower cost than that which would be incurred by the NHS. In line with guidance from NHS England the Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lewes Havens CCGs are recommending GPs will no longer routinely prescribe medicines from common conditions which can be bought over the counter. By reducing the spend on treating minor conditions that are self-limiting and encouraging self-care, the NHS can spend the money it will save on treatments that have a greater impact on health. The GP will no longer routinely prescribe: