Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

  • Patients on long-term medication can use the repeat slip attached to their previous prescription to re-order. Clearly mark the items required and forward it to the appropriate surgery.
  • Alternatively you can now order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple one-off registration before using the system.
  • Unfortunately, we have a policy that requires patients to submit their requests or ask a family member or carer to do so. We unfortunately do not accept prescription requests from Pharmacies. This is to reduce medicine wastage.

Dispensing

The practice dispenses medicines for patients living in rural areas. Prescriptions can be picked up as follows:

  • Peartree Surgery - 09:30 to 18:30 (Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30) - Dispensing takes telephone queries between 11.30am and 12pm so cannot deal with face to face queries between these times, and between 4pm to 4.30pm in the afternoon.
  • West Horndon - 09:00-13.00 and 14:00 - 18:00 (Thursday 09.00 - 12.00)

If you are registered with an online pharmacy, please be aware that we will not be accepting requests from the pharmacy. All requests have to be made directly by the patient prior to processing of their script. We are fully supported by medicines management due to previous wastage of medications and incorrect requests made by the pharmacy.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a Doctor 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. Medication reviews are required once a year, however repeat dispensing is required every 6 months. Please speak to reception or dispensing for more details.

Please allow 48 hours at Peartree and 72 hours at West Horndon for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

We are now able to do Electronic prescriptions. If you are interested please nominate the pharmacist of your choice when you put in a repeat script. If you have any queries please contact the dispensers at your surgery for more information.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10
  • If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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.

Please allow 48 hours at Peartree Surgery and 72 hours at West Horndon, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.

Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Online Pharmacies

If you are registered with an online pharmacy, please be aware that we will not be accepting requests from the pharmacy. All requests have to be made directly by the patient prior to processing of their script. We are fully supported by medicines management due to previous wastage of medications and incorrect requests made by the pharmacy.