Prescriptions

Prescriptions Requests

Patients can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • Online – Use the above link to make a request though Patient Access. If you dont yet have access to this service you can request it by completing the Register for Online Services form 
  • By email - Email your request to your registered Practice: misbourne.practice@nhs.net (Misbourne, St Peter) or stgiles.surgery@nhs.net (St Giles)
  • In person – Drop your prescription request into reception having clearly marked the items required
  • By post – Post your request to us ensuring the items you want are clear

We regret that no prescription requests are taken over the telephone.

We require three working days notice so please do not let your medicines run out. It is not possible to process your request while you wait. Prescription requests received on Fridays will not be ready until the following Wednesday afternoon.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

NHS Charges

  • 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

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

To find out if you are eligible for help with covering the cost of prescriptions or for more information please visit Get help with NHS prescriptions and health costs - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Over the Counter Medicines

Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments like paracetamol or ibuprofen (although patients who need these drugs in regular quantities can continue to get them on repeat prescriptions).  These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.  This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.

Further information is available at www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc

The patient information leaflet below also provides more information along with the list of minor ailments:

Over the Counter Medicines