Prescriptions & Medication Queries

Prescription Ordering

over the Christmas Period


If you require your prescription before Christmas and New Year.

 Please ensure that all requests are in by

 Friday 15th December 2023

You can order your repeat prescription in the following ways

For all methods (other than post) please allow two working days for your prescription to be prepared.

Golden Rules of Ordering

  • Only order what you need – If you don’t need the medicine please don’t order it! If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it and it will not disappear from your repeat list.
  • Check your bag of medication before you leave the pharmacy - Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the Pharmacy, they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else.
  • Order your repeat prescription when you have 10 days of medicine left. This will give your GP Practice and Pharmacy time to process and prepare your prescription and ensure that you do not run out.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. 

  • 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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

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: