REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING
Due to covid restrictions easing and the increased pressure on our telephone system, Chadwick Practice will no longer be taking routine repeat prescriptions by telephone. If you are wanting to order your repeat prescription, please use the ordering methods that were in place pre-covid such as: placing in our postbox just outside our waiting area, by post or via the NHS app or Online serivces.
Many patients who are on regular treatment have their medication registered on our computer. You may order a repeat prescription by placing your repeat order form into the repeat prescription box in the reception area, or by sending it by post. Your prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
If you are already registered for online services then please click here to access the service.
Alternatively you may wish to sign up for online access to repeat ordering by signing up to our online services or via the NHS APP visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
It is essential that you indicate exactly which medication or tablets you need at any one time.
Prescriptions take 48 working hours to process in Practice. Please allow a reasonable interval for a prescription to arrive by post.
All patients who have repeat medications should recieve a review of their medications this will be arranged by the practice as required.
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 at NHS Choices
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.