Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Options for ordering repeat prescriptions are:

Post - tick the re-order form and send to the practice with a stamped addressed envelope, please allow 1 week

By hand - Complete the re-order form and put into the prescription request box in the waiting room. If your re-order form has been lost, a hand written request can be made using the forms available in reception.

Online – via the link at the top of this page. 

Please allow 3 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

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

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): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.

Changes to the Prescribing of Certain Medication

Over The Counter Medicines

East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG does not support prescribing of certain medication that can be purchased over the counter (OTC).

 

Gabapentin and Pregabalin

As from 01/04/2019 there will be changes in how you are able to order & collect Gabapentin and Pregabalin prescriptions. 

Please click on the link below for further information.

Pregabalin and Gabapentin Information for Patients.pdf