- Via App: Patient Access, NHS App or MY GP
- Online - Follow the link
- In person - Hand your repeat counterfoil in at reception having clearly marked the items required.
- Email - swlicb.prescriptionrequests.H85103@nhs.net
Please note we are unable to accept requests for medication by telephone, allow 48 working hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Please inform us if you would like to nominate a pharmacy.
We encourage patients to request repeat prescriptions via the apps. This is more convenient for you so you can request from the comfort of your home.
Please see details below on the different apps available for repeat prescriptions.
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, clinical pharmacist, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and you will recieve notification.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment in advance to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescription requests.
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): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.
Over The Counter Medication
Some medications are no longer available on prescription; you will be advised to purchase these from your local pharmacy or supermarket.
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for certain medicines that are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for free prescriptions. This applies to treatments for these conditions:
Acute sore throat
Minor burns and scalds
Coughs, colds and nasal congestion
Mild dry skin Cradle cap
Mild irritant dermatitis
Dandruff Mild to moderate
Dry eyes / sore tired eyes
Infrequent cold sores of the lip
Teething / mild toothache
Insect bites and stings
Warts and verrucae
Prevention of tooth decay
Indigestion and heartburn
Minor pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
For further information, click here to go to the NHS Website.