Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways, and we are one of the very few surgeries who are able to offer a 72-hour turnaround for your prescription on normal working days

e.g. if you leave your repeat prescription with us at 5pm on a Tuesday, it will be ready by 5pm on the Wednesday. If you leave it at 6pm on a Friday, it will be ready by 6pm on the following Monday (or Tuesday, if Monday is a bank holiday).

  • By hand – drop your computerised repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope and we’ll send it back to you.

Please note we do not accept medication requests over the telephone.

In all cases, your medication must be collected from a pharmacy, not the surgery.

Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Collection Service

The practice runs a prescription collection service with the Wokingham branches of Boots, Manichem, Tesco and Morrison’s supermarket and Rose Street Pharmacy. Please ask at the pharmacy to sign up for this service, and they will be able to tell you how their system works, and how quickly you will be able to collect your medication after leaving your repeat prescription with us.

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.

Please allow 72 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions 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 are not eligible for free prescriptions. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you expect to have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website