Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If the doctor has agreed that a prescription can be repeated you can order a repeat prescription by ticking the boxes on the right hand side of the prescription form and returning it to the surgery. Forms can be left at reception at either Beech Grove or the Old Hungate Hospital in working hours or posted through the letterboxes out of hours.

This form also tells you when the doctor needs to see you for review of your treatment. If you have lost your form, replacements are available at reception. 

You may also register for our online services and order via the link at the top of this page.   

Housebound patients may telephone for repeat prescriptions, but we discourage others from doing this as it tends to block the phone lines for urgent problems.

Please allow two working days for prescriptions.

Prescribing & Dispensing

As a dispensing practice we are able to provide medicines to some of our patients. Normally this is people who live more than a mile from a chemist.

The dispensary is open during surgery opening hours and on Saturdays 09:30 -10:30.

Medication not in stock can normally be obtained within 24 hours.

Medicines can be delivered to the Church Fenton and Ulleskelf Post Offices Wednesday and Friday mornings.

The government requires either that a prescription charge is paid for each item, or the back of the prescription is signed to explain reasons for exemption.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.