Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

For repeat prescriptions please use the tear off portion of your previous prescription and tick the items required. Alternatively you can register for our online services and order via the link at the top of this page.

Please Allow At Least 3 Working Days - This allows the doctor time to check and sign your prescription it also allows time for stock to be delivered if it needs to be ordered in. (Sometimes there are supply issues that are out of our control. We will advise you how to proceed if this is the case).

Dispensing

Riverside Medical Practice has on-site dispensaries in the Halling and Cuxton surgeries where patients can have their prescriptions dispensed.  Due to pharmaceutical regulations, we are unable to dispense to patients who live within 1 mile from the nearest pharmacy as the crow flies, even if they live within Halling or Cuxton.

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 on the NHS website

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 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.

Hospital Requests

When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive at least 7 days  supply of medication.

On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the hospital, you are requested to bring this to the surgery or post it via a stamped addressed envelope. Please ensure that this is done well before  your supply of medication has run out.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP . If necessary, the GP will issue you with a prescription.  In most cases the prescription will be ready for collection on the same day by 4pm. If not,  you may be advised  collect it from the surgery on the next working day.

The doctors will review your medication, regularly, which may involve changes to your medicines. This is in accordance with current Health Policy. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment.