Since there are no chemist shops within the immediate vicinity of the practice, we dispense all medications, appliances and dressings to the majority of our patients. Prescriptions issued at the time of consultation are usually dispensed immediately.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a variety of ways listed below:
Order forms may also be taken to our branch surgeries at Marton or Corringham, but will only be collected when these surgeries are open, hence processing may take a little longer.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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
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