Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Buckland Medical Centre

Patients who are on regular repeat courses of medication may be issued repeat prescriptions. Requests for repeat medication must be in writing and put into the surgery or you can order your repeat medication on line via the link at the top of this page – please ask at reception for an on line application form. 

Please allow 48 working hours for processing the prescriptions.

Prescriptions can be collected from the surgery, sent to you in the post (provided you have supplied a stamped addressed envelope) or sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. Please ask at reception if you would like to know more about the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

Tara, the Droveway (only)

Patients who attend this surgery have their actual medication dispensed by the practice, not all medication is kept on the premises so it has to be ordered when required. You may be asked to return to the surgery to collect medication prescribed during your consultation with the doctor or nurse.    

Regular Repeat Medication at Tara

Dispensed medication is available monthly without the need to re-order.   Additional medication that may not be required on a regular basis can be ordered when required.  Please allow 48 working hours for the prescription to be processed.

If you require medication in an emergency when the surgery is closed please call 111

Delivery Service at Tara

This service is available for elderly, infirm patients for repeat medication only - every four weeks on Wednesday morning. Patients are asked to complete a consent form for this service and must agree to be at home on the delivery day. 

Medication Reviews

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.

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): £9.35
  • 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.