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The safest and most convenient way to order your repeat prescriptions is online. If you have not already registered for this service, please go to Patient.co.uk for further details.
Alternatively you can arrange a repeat prescription of your medication that you take long term by telephoning the surgery between 10:00am and 5:00pm on 0191 4824000 or calling into the surgery during normal surgery hours.
The completed prescription can be collected 2 working days later.
If you wish the prescription to be passed to the chemist please indicate this at the time of ordering.
IF YOU NEED URGENT REPEATED MEDICATION YOU SHOULD CONTACT NHS 111 WHO WILL ARRANGE FOR YOU TO COLLECT MEDICATION FROM A LOCAL PHARMACY.
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 £7.20, 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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.