Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on repeat medication will receive a computerised printout with their prescription for ordering future medication. Please ensure that you use this form whenever possible as it makes it easier for us to manage your requests promptly.

Please order your repeat prescription in plenty of time by ticking the items you require on the order form and placing it in the reception box, handing over to the receptionist or by posting it to the surgery.

You can also request prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. To register for this service you must provide identification and you can only register for yourself; your spouse/partner must register for themselves for confidentiality reasons.

Please remember to include your name, date of birth and a full description of the medications including the name of the medication and dosage required. If you are requesting medication that has not been prescribed by the surgery before then you must provide details alongside your request.

The Medicines Telephone Order Line

The medicines order line take prescription requests over the phone and can send your medication electronically to any chemist. They are open Monday - Friday 09.00am until 04.00pm on 01246 588860. We appreciate the telephone line is extremely busy at the moment but please be patient and not ring the practice to query this.

They now have a new email service, this has recent been set up so you can request a call back regarding your prescription request. You will need to email ddcg.northMOLonlinerequests@nhs.net providing them with the following information:

  • Your GP Practice Name
  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your contact number

This is to request a call back only and they aim to respond with 48 hours.

Emergency Prescription

If you require emergency medication whilst the surgery is closed please contact your normal pharmacy for assistance. There may be a charge for this service.

Or ring 111 for advice on how to obtain your prescription.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, in house pharmacist 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.

Collections

When to Collect Your Prescription

 

Requested

Available

Requested

Available

Monday

Before 11.30

Wed morning

After 11.30

Wed afternoon

Tuesday

Before 11.30

Thurs morning

After 11.30

Thurs afternoon

Wednesday

Before 11.30

Fri morning

After 11.30

Fri afternoon

Thursday

Before 11.30

Mon morning

After 11.30

Mon afternoon

Friday

Before 11.30

Tues morning

After 11.30

Tues afternoon

Dispensing

The surgery based at Calow is a dispensing practice for patients living beyond a one mile radius from a chemist. Please ask about our over the counter medicines.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.