Repeat Prescriptions

Order a Repeat Prescription

We offer a same-day prescription service. Requests received before 11.00 are ready for collection after 16.00 hours if the medication you request is authorised for a repeat.

Please note that if you are requesting your repeat prescription early then you should explain in your request why that is the case.

Requests can be made through “Patient Access”, at the Surgery, by post, email to: stjohns@nhs.net or fax 01527 889119.  When not requesting electronically, please use your computer generated re-order form.

Telephone requests are only available to housebound patients – the prescription request line is open from 10.00 – 11.00, Monday to Friday on 01527 872393, Option 3.

Prescription Fees

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.

Please check your prescriptions are correct before paying for them at the Chemist. The Surgery cannot be held responsible for charges incurred for incorrect issues.

NHS Charges

From 1 April 2013, the charges are:

  • 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