Please allow 48-hours between requesting and collecting all repeat prescriptions.
Please Note: The surgery do not accept medication requests over the phone.
All medication will be re-viewed by the doctor and you may be brought (requested to book routine appointment or telephone appointment for medication review.)
Requests can be made in the following ways
– By post
– Online – via the link at the top of this page
– In person
– POD service- via telephone
“By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK. In addition, GPs are not required by their terms of service to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that is not present and may arise while the patient is abroad.”
Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months
We will provide sufficient medication for an existing condition for the period a patient is away.
Medication that needs monitoring will, however, may not be prescribed, due to safety concerns
Over the counter medication will only be prescribed for a month only.
Travelling out of the country for more than 3 months
We will only provide sufficient medication to last 3 months, up until patients are able to make alternative arrangements at their destination
Patients that take a minimum of 3 months leave will be removed from our patients lists. we will be pleased to re-register patients on their return. Patients can be reassured that their electronic notes are kept on fie for reference on their return
“Patients and relatives should not seek medication for themselves while they are abroad as this constitutes NHS fraud.”
Prescriptions for medicines in case of illness while abroad:
- GPs will only prescribe NHS prescriptions in this case for exacerbations of pre-existing illnesses, E.g., antibiotics for patients who have frequent infections secondary to an underlying lung condition.
- GPs may provide private prescriptions if it is clinically appropriate, and they can be self-administered safely without medical assessment while abroad. These prescriptions are not free.
- Patients should be aware that some drugs commonly prescribed in the UK may be illegal in certain countries and you should check with that countries embassy before you travel.
NHS Prescription Charges
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
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
- To learn more, please visit the following page.