Please allow a minimum of 2 working days for your prescription to be safely prepared ready for collection.

Prescription requests must be made in writing, telephone requests are not accepted in order to avoid errors that occur with this means of communication.

Electronic Prescriptions (EPS)

The NHS are currently phasing out paper prescriptions. To prepare for this we are actively encouraging patients to nominate their chosen Pharmacy to send prescriptions electronically.

Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically.

If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, your prescription will still be sent electronically and will be held on the spine until you present a printed token at a pharmacy of your choice.  Tokens do not need a hand written signature as there is already an electronic signature.

If you already have a pharmacy nomination this will remain valid and your prescriptions will still be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy as usual.

To request a repeat prescription

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

For more information on NHS charges