It can take up to two full working days for the surgery to process a repeat prescription request and then additional time for the pharmacy to process and dispense medication. Please ensure you order your repeat medication when you have approximately 1 weeks supply left.
You can order your repeat prescription in three ways:
- NHS App: You can register for this service by downloading the app on your mobile phone.
- SystmOnline: You can register for this service by filling a form out at reception. This service allows you to order medication from both a desktop computer and a smart mobile phone.
- Prescription Line: You can leave a message on our prescription line 24 hours a day. The direct dial prescription ordering line is 0191 216 4924. It is important to say the names of the medication you need and not just ask for a repeat of all your prescriptions.
Someone else can collect it for you if they are over 16 and show your repeat prescription slip.
Prescriptions can also be posted out if you provide us with a stamped addressed envelope.
Some chemists/pharmacists provide a prescription collection and delivery service for those who cannot get out of their homes. Speak to your local pharmacist for more details.
Download the NHS App, or open the NHS website in a web browser, to set up and log in to your NHS account. Owned and run by the NHS, your NHS account is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services online, including appointments, prescriptions and health records.
Medicines Management Team
The practice has a medicines management team. This consists of our two pharmacists Caitlyn Madden and Laura Barnett, our Pharmacy Technician Dawn Robertshaw, and our Medicines Management Technician Alison Smith. The team works together to:
- Uphold prescribing safety
- Process repeat prescriptions
- Perform medication reviews
- Monitor medication
- Run clinics on cardiovascular disease prevention, asthma, and more
It is important to attend your medication review as this is ensures you are prescribed appropriate and safe medication.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
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 on the NHS website
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.