Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

The prescription desk is open at Ashwell Medical Centre:

  • Please note we do not take requests for prescriptions over the telephone.  This is in the interest of patient safety.
  • You can only order the medication authorised on your repeat prescription 
  • Please use your repeat prescription request form 
  • We now offer an online prescription ordering service - ask at reception for details
  • Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection 48 hours after receipt of your request form

We are not a dispensing practice. However you can arrange for a local pharmacy to manage your repeat prescribing and collect your medication direct from the pharmacy.

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.