Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication and eligible for repeat prescriptions can order in a number of ways:

  • In Person- drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post- send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online- Once registered, you can order your medication at any time to suit you.
  • Telephone - The practice now has an automated telephone repeat prescription service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please speak to the receptionist to register for this service

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.


Prescription queries

If you have a query regarding your prescription please use online services ordering your prescription comments box or email us

Your query will be passed to our pharmacy team.  Pharmacists are trained experts in the use of medicines, for many questions regarding your medication you’ll find our pharamcists a valuable source of information if you cannot find the answer you need in the leaflet provided with your medication.


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

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.

Community Pharmacy Consultation Service

Kearsley Medical Centre are excited to participate in a new service that will direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional when booking an appointment, which may be a local community pharmacist either virtually or at their pharmacy.

Local pharmacists are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses, and may be able to help you quicker and more conveniently.  This in turn frees up GPs to deal with patients with more complex health needs, and ensures that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

if your symptoms can be resolved by a booked consultation with the community pharmacist instead of the GP, you will be given a same-day referral to a pharmacy of your choice. Your consultation may take place on the phone or in person at the pharmacy.

We think this is a good thing. We are working closely with your local pharmacist who is a highly trained and skilled clinician, experienced in treating minor illnesses. Once you see how great they are at helping with minor ailments we don’t think you’ll look back.

This will also help us to free up GP appointments for people with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.  Click the image for more information.

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