Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered via the above link or in writing at the Practice. Unfortunately it is not possible to take prescription requests over the phone or process prescription requests while you wait so it is important to order your medications in plenty of time as to not run out. Please allow 48 working hours for your prescription to be processed and made available at your chosen collection point.

The Allan Practice is set up for the electronic prescription service. This means that all prescriptions can be sent electronically to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery. For more information please click here.

Many medications require monitoring by your General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant. Patients will be invited periodically for blood tests and medication reviews if required. It is important to book an appointment as soon as possible after being invited for a medication review to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Charges

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.