Repeat Prescriptions

Requests cannot be taken over the telephone.

Please allow 72 working hours for a repeat prescription. 


When will my prescription be ready?

Day requested day Will be ready
Monday – before 12.30pm Thursday
Monday – after 12.30pm Friday
Tuesday – before 12.30pm Friday
Tuesday – after 12.30pm Monday
Wednesday – before 12.30pm Monday
Wednesday – after 12.30pm Tuesday
Thursday – before 12.30pm Tuesday
Thursday – after 12.30pm Wednesday
Friday – before 12.30pm Wednesday
Friday – after 12.30pm Thursday

All prescription requests require 3 working days (72 working hours)
if there is a bank holiday you need to jump ahead 1 working day
please note surgery working days are monday – friday - 8.30am - 6pm.

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.