Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription Requests

 

Patients on regular medications do not always need to see a doctor for a repeat of their medicines. Ticked computer slips should be delivered to reception or put into the letterbox outside the surgery for issue after two full working days.

Repeat medication can also be requested online - please click on the link at the top of this page if you are registered for this. To register for online access solely to order medication, please contact reception.

During Covid19 we will accept repeat prescriptions over the phone.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

In response to COVID, Silverdale & Ryecroft Practice is moving suitable patients to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) to help protect & make repeats easier. Currently we send each script you request to the pharmacy. eRD takes this a stage further & lets your GP authorise the pharmacy to dispense them for up to 1yr. They are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. You don’t need to do anything. Your GP will set up eRD for you so you can just collect suitable repeat items directly from your usual nominated pharmacy.

This means you receive those repeat prescriptions from your pharmacy without having to request them from the practice each time. Please note all items are suitable – any that are not will continue to be requested and issued in the usual way. 

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

If you're pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months, you are entitled to free NHS prescriptions. This is only applies if you have a valid maternity exemption certificate.

More information is available here

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication may be asked to see a clinician at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

If you do not attend for your medication review after 3 notifications you will not be able to order repeat prescriptions

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