Repeat Prescriptions

You can request your medications via EMIS Access using the link at the top of this page.  

If you are running very short of your medications you can obtain an emergency supply from your pharmacy. Alternatively, please inform us when you request your meds if you have or are due to run out.

Please allow 48 hours turnaround in all cases.

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Acute Prescriptions

You may have had medication from a doctor on a previous visit, this medication can be requested again using the repeat prescription method, however, please allow more time for this request as it will need to be reviewed by a doctor first.

Batch Prescribing

If you have had a recent medication review and you wish to obtain your prescriptions from the chemist without having to attend the surgery please speak to a receptionist. 

Prescription Reviews

Every so often you will be called for a medication review, this will be via a message on your prescription or by text. The date your review is due is on your prescription.

Occasionally the Doctor may review your prescription without you needing to attend. 

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): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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.

Hospital or Private Prescription

These prescriptions should be picked up at the appropriate hospital. If they are brought to the surgery you should not expect an NHS prescription immediately. 

Over The Counter Medicines

There is now a restriction placed on access to certain medications and food items that you could previously order on prescription. These changes follow a decision made by the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS) where they agreed to no longer support a number of different items:

  • Restriction on prescriptions for medicines for short-term & minor conditions
  • To stop the prescription of all gluten-free foods
  • To stop the prescription of soya milk, thickened infant formula, formula for lactose intolerance and all infant formula available as ready to use liquid
  • To restrict the prescription of oral nutritional supplements.

Those patients affected by the new commissioning policies will now be advised to purchase required products from a pharmacy, supermarket, health food store or online.

Please click here for further information:

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HRT Prepayment Cards

The Department of Health and Social Care announced they are introducing the HRT Prepayment Card (PPC) to reduce the cost of HRT pprescriptions.This service will be available from 1st April 2023. To see if you are eligible and to purchase an HRT PPC- please use this link: 

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC) | NHSBSA

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