Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on regular medication will be given a repeat prescription slip.

  • Allow two working days for your prescription to be processed.
  • Deliver or post your Repeat Prescription Slip to the surgery. 
  • Prescription requests may be made by telephone by ringing Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) 0808 1647678 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm excluding Bank Holidays.
  • You can collect your prescription from the surgery or we can send it direct to the pharmacy of your choice. We can also send the prescription to your home, in which case please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your request.

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. If you have any problems please telephone the surgery.

Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)

A new and convenient way to order your repeat prescription.

The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.  All it takes is a simple phone call that you can make from the comfort of your own home - there's no need to go into the GP practice or pharmacy to order your medication.

Freephone telephone number: 0808 1647678.  Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

Ordering your prescription will be a quick and simple telephone call.  You can discuss your medication requirements and we can alert you if a medication review is needed.

The NHS POD service is provided, on behalf of the practice, by NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  Your call will be answered by a dedicated, experienced, and fully-trained prescription co-ordinator.  

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed for 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

To check if you are eligible for free prescriptions click here

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.