Requesting Repeat Prescriptions
Patients who are on regular medication may be able to request repeat prescriptions without seeing the doctor. You can request repeat prescriptions online, by post, by email, in person at the pratice or via your pharmacy. We do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
To request a repeat prescription online, you will need to register for Online Access.
To request a prescription by email, you can email our dedicated prescriptions email address at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Full name of the medication(s), dosage and quantity that you require
This email address is for prescriptions only and must not be used for contact regarding any other matters.
Repeat prescriptions take 2 working days to produce (3 days if they go to a chemist).
If the medication you require is missing from your list of repeat medication please call us on 01298 22338. Items can temporarily disappear from your repeat medication list for a number of reasons.
You can arrange for us to send your prescription to any of the pharmacies in Buxton and Fairfield. Please speak to one of the receptionists to nominate a pharmacy.
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 nominate your chosen pharmacy please contact reception.
For more information on electronic prescribing please click on the headline above.
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 Prescription Fees
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for people including:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those who are age exempt
- those with certain medical conditions
To find out whether you might be eligible for free prescriptions visit the NHS Website.
You can apply for an exemption certificate by completing an FP92A form which can be obtained from Reception.
NHS Prescription Charges
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.