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We have changed our online prescription system. To access the new sytem Emis Access to register or order your prescription (if already registered) then please click here to order your prescription.
Otherwise please order using the existing system however please be advised this system will cease operation in the near future. Click here to order your prescription using the existing system
Repeat prescriptions should be ordered before your medication runs out. When ordering repeat prescriptions please give 2 working days notice. We would ask for your understanding if we are not able to produce your prescription within 2 working days, there may be a query about your medication and the prescribing doctor may not always be available. We do not take requests over the telephone.
The staff are able to give advice or help with:
Most of our local pharmacies have a collection and delivery service available. Please speak to your pharmacist for further details.
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.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.15, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.65 and a 12 month PPC £105.90.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website