If your doctor has authorised repeat prescriptions you may order them using the tear off portion of your last prescription. Simply tick the item(s) required and forward to the surgery.
You can now order your repeat medications via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also request your repeat medications online via this link. To access this service you must have a user name and password which are available from the practice - please bring photo ID (e.g. passport/photo driving licence) and separate proof of address (e.g. a utility bill) when you request one.
You will be asked to complete an application form. For access to booking appointments and ordering medication, the receptionist should be able to give you your password and username instantly. If you want to be able to view your actual medical records you will need to leave the form at reception and wait up to two weeks for it to be processed, your details will then be posted to you.
Please note, if you are using the online link you must indicate in the comments box if you would like your prescription to be collected from Lloyds pharmacy (Cambourne).
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.
For all repeat prescription requests please allow three full working days for them to be processed by us, this does not include the time the pharmacy need to process it. Remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
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
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 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.
Over the Counter Medication.
New guidance from the CCG is that GP's can no longer issue prescriptions for any medications that can be bought over the counter, such as Paracetamol, Calpol, Aspirin, or hay fever medications like Cetirizine. This includes both adults and children.
Vitamin D can be bought over the counter from your local pharmacist or health food shop. People at risk of Vit D deficiency are those under 5, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, people who have low exposure to sunlight, People with darker skin and people over 65.
Please remember your local pharmacist can offer professional free advice and can answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medications.
Click on the link below for more information about over the counter medication.