Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

The dispensary at Hatfield Peverel is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 6.30pm

We are only allowed to dispense medicine to those patients who live more than one mile from a chemist.

Repeat prescriptions will be issued for patients on long-term treatment and regular medicine reviews are undertaken.

Patients can drop their paper request, please use the allocated post box. We are asking patients to sign up for online services or the NHS App to request their repeat medication. GP's are working to ensure that repeat medications are up dated without any non-essential delay. To ensure that we provide a safe and accessible service we are asking all patients to nominate a pharmacy. You can do this through your usual pharmacy.   

We encourage all patients to order their own medicines. Ordering online is the easiest and safest way by the following methods:

  •  Via your SystmOne Online account (if you don't have an account please phone reception to set it up)
  • ​ Download and use the NHS app. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
  • ​NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service – patient with stable, regular repeat medicines can receive batches of medication that can be dispensed once a month. Please speak to a member of the dispensary team or to your usual pharmacy to see if you are eligible for this.

  

Please allow three complete working days before collection. It is the patients/carers responsibility to make sure the medication is requested before current medication is due to run out to ensure there is enough medication to cover this period. 

A dispenser at Hatfield Peverel will answer telephone queries daily between 09.00am and 10.00am and from 3pm and 4pm

It is our policy and that of the Government to issue one months supply of drugs at a time.

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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 Prescription Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES AS AT 1ST May 2024

  • 1 ITEM                                     £9.90

  • 2ITEMS                                    £19.80

  • 3 ITEMS                                   £29.70

  • 4 ITEMS                                   £39.60

  • 3-month PPC:                                        £32.05
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC):    £114.50

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.