You may request Prescriptions between 10:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday or at anytime if you are signed up to order them online.
Please use your repeat prescription request form, which can either be sent by post or delivered in person during surgery opening hours. Please tick the right hand side of your repeat prescription with the items required. All repeat prescriptions ordered will be ready for collection 48 hours later.
Your repeat prescription is your responsibility, Picton Medical Centre do not accept repeat prescription requests for patients from pharmacies.
Please note we are not a dispensing Practice.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
Prescription costs as of April 1 2014
- The current prescription charge is £9.00 (£16.10 per pair of elastic hosiery).
- A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
- A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months.
- 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, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.