Prescriptions

Methods of ordering your Repeat Prescriptions

East Parade is proud to have its own team of Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

About one week before you need a supply of your medication reissuing, please send us your request using one of the methods listed below:

  • Via the NHS App – Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is the most simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android.
  • NHS Online Login – You can view your current repeat medication and order the items you require. This is for patients who have a NHS login.
  • SystmOnlineClick here to use our online system
  • By repeat slip or on paper – You can put your request in on paper by dropping it into the practice (Monday – Friday between 9am – 6pm) or posting it to us.

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE TELEPHONE

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

Please remember to put your requests in early as we require 48 hours for prescriptions to be processed, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.

HRT Pre-Payment Certificate

From the 1 April, the Government is launching the HRT Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) to reduce prescription costs for women receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

The HRT PPC will be available to buy in one single payment online at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/hrt-ppc, or in-person at some pharmacies. You can call 0300 330 2089 for help and support.

Before buying an HRT PPC, you should check if:

About Pharmacists

Pharmacists can provide health advice at any time.  They can offer help on everyday illnesses such as coughs and colds and they are able to answer any questions you may have about prescribed medication or medication you buy over the counter.  A pharmacist can also give advice on a range of health topics such as asthma, healthy eating or giving up smoking.

Some pharmacists do have private areas where you can talk in confidence.   You can watch this video to find out more about what a pharmacist can offer.

If you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a new free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS).  You can click here  to watch a video about this service.

Prescription charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

What to do with old medicines

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from or bring it in to the surgery. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.