Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions (11/05/22)

To request a repeat prescription, please follow the guidelines below and choose the right option for you.  Please allow 72 working hours (3 working days) which excludes Bank Holiday's and weekends, for your prescription to be processed.  We DO NOT accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Patients on regular medication may obtain repeat prescriptions without having to see a doctor, until their medication review is due.

Repeats may be obtained as follows:

  1. Using SystmOnline (see above link) or NHS App (prior registration is required)
  2. Email to wmc.prescriptions@nhs.net.  Please remember to include your full name, address, date of birth and names of all items required
  3. In person, by ticking the requested repeat medication on the retained part of your prescription and posting this in the prescription box in Reception or in the post box on the high street (opposite AJs Premier Sotre
  4. By post - you can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the surgery.

We follow NHS guidelines by not taking any prescription requests over the telephone.

New Patients

Please be aware that your prescription does not transfer with you, you will need to book a telephone consultation with a GP for these to be put on repeat if deemed appropriate.

Not Registered for Online Services?

Request Repeat Prescription

You can email the surgery at wmc.prescriptions@nhs.net

Please remember to include the items you require, your name, address and date of birth for all requests.

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.

Prescribing of Over The Counter (OTC) Medicines (11/05/22)

You will generally not be given a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.  Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.