Our strong preference is for repeat prescription requests to be done using the NHS App.
Alternatively, they can be ordered online via the website: Order a repeat prescription - Ashlea Medical Practice
Both these are the quickest and most efficient way for you to obtain your medication.
If those methods are unavailbale to you then complete the prescription request slip in the surgery, or return the white slip of your prescription to the surgery with the medication required indicated. There is a post box at the entrance for all paper prescription requests to be dropped off so there's no need for queuing.
Your prescription will be ready to collect after 5 working days. Please advise us of your preferred pharmacy for collection so you don't have to visit the surgery again. You will be able to go straight to your pharmacy to pick it up.
NB: Please note we do not accept verbal prescription requests.
Prescription Charges and Exceptions
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.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/how-much-nhs-prescription-charge.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting www.nhs.uk/get-help-with-prescription-costs.
The charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £9.65
- 3 month prepayment certificate (PPC): £31.25
- 12 month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60 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 0300 330 1341
- General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line at: Buy an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate - NHSBSA
- There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS Choices website at: www.nhs.uk/Prescriptioncosts.
We are now able to batch prescribe medication for those patients who are on long term medication. This means a six or twelve month supply of medication can be sent to the pharmacy and you don’t need to visit the surgery or request the medication online every time you need more. Your GP will continue to review you every year and update your medicines.