Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • In person - use the tear off slip attached to you last prescription, carefully tick the items required and drop it in to the surgery.
  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope and we'll post it back to you.
  • By E-Mail - If you use E-mail you can send us a request using the address tccg.summerhillscripts@nhs.net - Make sure to include your name and address. 
  • Online - follow the link at the top of this page to complete a simple registration.

Alternatively, several of the local pharmacies offer a collection service, whereby they will collect your prescription from us and dispense your medication ready for you to collect from the pharmacy.

If you have more than one repeat prescription try and request all of your items together.

If one or more of your medications are not visible when ordering please request them via the text box at the bottom of the screen.  The medication may need reauthorising within our clinical system and so will not appear for reorder.

For patient safety, requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone or via fax.

Please allow Three full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

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.

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): £8.80
  • 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.