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DISPENSARY - IMPORTANT NOTICE: In preparation for a system update incorporating stock control we will be limiting requests for repeat medication between 6.30pm on Tuesday 25 July and 6.30pm on Monday 31 July. The Dispensary will also be closed all day on Monday 31 July and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 1 August. For more information, please see Latest News.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES: The government announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.

EXTENDED HOURS SURGERIES: We offer Extended Hours appointments from 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS:  Please note that it takes 3 working days to process repeat medication due to the number of requests we receive. In the interest of patient safety the clinical risk associated with accepting repeat prescription requests over the telephone needs to be limited. The easiest and safest way for you to order your medication is online. Please ask a member of staff about SystmOnline.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • £8.60 per prescription item. (From 1st April 2017)
  • £104.00 for a 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC). No change from 1st April 2017.
  • £29.10 for a 3-month PPC. No change from 1st April 2017.

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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

Please remember to bring your prescription exemption card with you when collecting your medication.

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