Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

You can now order these online via the link at the top of this page at a time that suits you (you will still need to give 48 hours notice).

Otherwise you should phone the surgery (week days only) to order any repeat prescriptions 48 hours before you need to collect.  It is important to only say the names of the medication you need and not just ask for a repeat of all your prescriptions. 

Repeat prescription telephone line 0191 2160061

You can also drop requests off at reception or in the box at the front desk. Please write your name, date of birth and request.

We can process repeat prescriptions by post – please include a stamped addressed envelope.

Prescriptions will be ready to collect after 15:00.  Someone else can collect for you if they are over 16 and show your repeat prescription slip. 

Some chemists/pharmacists provide a collection and delivery service for people who cannot get out of their house.  Speak to your local pharmacist for more details.

Medication Reviews

After a set period of time or number of prescriptions you may be asked to make an appointment for a review of you medication with our prescribing technician or the Practice pharmacist.

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): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.