Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Use the repeat slip provided with your prescription to re-order your medication, by ticking the items you require.

Only order the items you are running out of.

The request slip should then be delivered to the practice:

  • by hand- there is a prescription request box at most of our sites,
  • by post– include a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it to you.

Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to register for this service. You will need to complete the SystemOnline Patient Access Disclaimer which is available at reception or by clicking on the link below. 

Please sign this and present it to a member of staff in order to gain access. You will also need to provide photographic ID and be registered with the practice in order to use our online services.

We do not normally accept prescription requests over the phone.

Please leave two working days before calling in to collect your repeat prescription.

Please remember to allow enough time to request your repeat prescription, but don't stockpile medicines at home.

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Pharmacist Information

Medication Review and Alignment

If you are due a medication review, you may be booked in to see our clinical practice pharmacist. This can also be done on the phone if you prefer (and are suitable).  You can also request for your medication to be brought into line so that you can order your medication together.

If you would like to do this, please contact the practice to speak to the pharmacist or alternatively book a face to face appointment with our pharmacist. It may be necessary to review the medication however this can be done at the same appointment.

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.

Reducing Cost to The NHS

At times, it may be necessary to change your medication to a suitable alternative to reduce the cost to the NHS. This will be in line with changes recommended to us by Bolton CCG or could be as per practice policy. The alternatives prescribed will be the same or equivalent to what you have previously been issued. Any changes made will be communicated to you.

It may also be necessary to ask you to purchase medication from the local pharmacies instead of issuing you a prescription during a consultation or review. This will only happen for medication readily available from pharmacies and would again help reduce cost to the NHS. Thank you for your support on this.

All prescriptions can now go electronically to your chosen Pharmacy. Contact your local Pharmacy and complete a short form to enable all your prescription items to go direct to your Pharmacy.