Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat medication can be ordered by placing the repeat slip, which is in your prescription bag, into the box just inside the waiting room door, at least 3 working days before the medication is required.

You can now request your repeat medications by email to: Hiowicb-hsi.RCSPrescribing@nhs.net or order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration prior to using the service.

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

We do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions.

Medication Reviews

Your repeat medication will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that it is still the most appropriate for you. A “Review reminder date” will appear on your repeat slip.

You need to make an appointment for a review as near to this date as is convenient, but before you need any more medication.

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.