You can request that regular medication is placed on repeat prescription. The doctor may allow you to have a number of repeat prescriptions without being seen although you will need to be reviewed by a doctor at least once a year.
Ways to order repeat medication:
Please allow at least 2 working days before collecting your prescription
For your convenience we can also post prescriptions to you if you leave us a stamped addressed envelope.
We have a Boots Pharmacy on-site where you can collect your prescriptions conveniently, as you leave the surgery.
Most local pharmacies offer a collection service whereby they will call here at the surgery to collect prescriptions. Some even offer a delivery service for you. Please contact your local pharmacy to arrange this service.
Wolseley Medical Centre now use the Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service allows your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
To sign up, you need to speak to your preferred pharmacy and complete a form to confirm that they can receive your prescription directly.
Once you have signed up, your chosen pharmacy will receive your prescription electronically and you will not have to pick up your paper prescription from us.
If you have already nominated a pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to them electronically unless you tell us otherwise. If you need to obtain a paper prescription for any reason, just let us know at the time of ordering.
This service is optional and you can continue to collect paper prescriptions as you do now if you prefer.
For more information, please speak to your pharmacist.
Prescription charges and exemptions
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.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.
NHS prescription costs
- The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item (£16.80 per pair of elastic hosiery).
- A three monthly PPC is £30.25 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.
- A 12-month certificate is £108.10 and could save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.