Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients who have been given a repeat prescription facility by the doctor can request a repeat prescription either by sending their computer slip in by post or by handing it in at reception. 

You can also order your repeat prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. Please contact our reception for details.

We do not accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Please allow 72 hours for processing, there may be circumstances where you prescription may take longer. Remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

We are not a dispensing practice; there are however a number of local chemists in the area from where you can collect your prescription.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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

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.

Pharmacy First

Pharmacy first is a scheme available for children and people who do not have to pay for prescriptions and are suffering from a common ailment.  Below is a list of pharmacies who are operating this scheme.

The pharmacist will be able to offer you expert advice and medicine for a whole range of common ailments without the need to visit your GP. No appointment is necessary, but, you will need to give your pharmacist your NHS number to receive advice and approved medication free of charge. If you do not know your NHS number you can contact your GP Practice and ask them to look it up for you.  

To protect your privacy they may ask for some proof of who you are (i.e. passport, driving licence).

Some common ailments:

  • Bites, stings, allergies and hayfever
  • Constipation and Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Teething
  • Sore throat
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Athletes foot
  • Acute bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Threadworms
  • Warts and veruccas

Local Pharmacies:

Stonydelph Pharmacy, Ellerbeck - 01827 896464

Easons Pharmacy, Wilnecote - 01827 280837

MacGrath's Pharmacy, Glascote - 01827 288032

Peak Pharmacy, Amington - 01827 65933

Boots, Ankerside - 01827 62032

Boots, Ventura - 01827 312631

Asda, Ventura - 01827 302210

Dosthill Pharmacy - 01827 280647 - Cadogan Road, Dosthill, B77 1PQ