We require requests for prescriptions to be made in writing (either via your repeat slip, a repeat prescription slip, letter or fax) giving 2 working days notice. This allows us to ensure correct items are issued and gives time for the prescription to be processed and signed by a GP.
If you have registered at the surgery for access to online prescription ordering you can follow the link above to order your prescription. If you wish to register for online prescriptions please speak with reception who will be able to provide you with access information upon receipt of photographic ID.
Pharmacy Collection Service
The chemists below offer a collection service from the surgery. Please indicate on your prescription request if you would like your prescription sent to one of these chemists.
For Dedworth Patients
For South Meadow Patients:
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
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.
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.