The quickest and most accurate way to request repeat prescriptions is ONLINE.
Note - The NHS App is the preferred option as you can submit your ID directly and generally contains more information from your medical records than Patient Access.
If you are not online, please send or leave your prescription request at reception. The form below below (under "Request Repeat Prescription") is only for under-16's. If you are over 16, please request using the methods above.
Please note we no longer accept prescription requests over the phone and due to the large number of prescriptions received every day, we now require 3 full working days’ notice to issue your prescription.
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, practice nurse or practice pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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): £9.15
- 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.
From Tuesday 1st October 2019, Meadowcroft Surgery will be charging a fee of £5 for ALL PRIVATE PRESCRIPTIONS issued. This includes prescriptions for:
- Tablets to postpone periods for holiday purposes - e.g. Norethisterone,
- Anti-malarials after nurse appointments
- Tablets for erectile dysfunction - e.g. sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil. NOTE - This does NOT include those prescribed erectile dysfunction tablets due to certain medical conditions on the NHS - but will include those prescriptions that are given on top of the NHS entitlement of 4 tablets per month.
This fee will be taken by a reception team member when the patient or their representative picks the prescription up from the surgery. This therefore means that we will not be sending these prescriptions to your usual chemist as we do with NHS prescriptions. - Note - this applies to PRIVATE prescriptions every time they are issued.