Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Please ask at least 48 hours before you run out. Please make your request in writing or email.

You can order prescriptions via Patient Access, via the Online Consulting portal or online at bnssg.wellsroad.surgery@nhs.net

We cannot accept phone calls as this too often leads to mistakes.

Once your repeat prescription is ready, you can either:

  • Collect in person (during the pandemic we prefer you limit coming to the surgery)
  • Sent to you in a stamped addressed envelope
  • Sent electronically (by electronic prescribing - see below) to your nominated pharmacy

Please do not over order or stock pile medication during this time to avoid possible shortages.  Your script request may be refused or the quantity reduced if necessary.

Some local pharmacies will collect from the surgery and may deliver to the elderly or housebound, please check with your pharmacy.

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.

You will be sent a text/sms reminder for annual medication reviews

If you ignore our requests for a medication review, you will notice the quantity of your medication will be reduced or stopped.

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.