Prescriptions

Coronavirus

National advice is that all prescriptions should remain within normal supply durations, i.e. 28 days in the vast majority of cases, to avoid drug shortages.  If patients panic order and stockpile it will cause problems in supply.  Even patients who are 'shielding' or 'self-isolating' and not able to get out and collect medicines should not be stockpiling medicines.  Stockpiling will exacerbate pressures on prescribed medicine stocks and may create shortages.

Repeat Prescriptions

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:

  • Using SystmOnline via the link at the top of this page
  • Email wmc.prescriptions@nhs.net with your request including name, date of birth, address and items requested
  • By ticking the requested repeat medication on the retained part of your prescription, which you can then post to the practice (and include a stamped addressed envelope if you want it returning this way), in the prescription box in Reception or in the post box on High Street (opposite AJs Premier Store)

Repeat prescriptions take a minimum of 48 working hours, please request your items allowing 7 days.

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 an appointment 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): £9.15
  • 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.