Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

To order ONLINE click on the link above.

Patients on regular prescriptions will find that a list of those medicines will appear attached to the prescription to enable them to obtain repeat prescriptions in between routine checks without needing to see the doctor or nurse. Please tick the boxes against each medicine you need and bring it in to reception.

Please do give us 2 working days for all repeat prescriptions. ‘Same day’ requests cannot often be processed in time.

Ellesmere Dispensary

The dispensary is open at the following times:

Monday: 08:00 – 18:00

Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:00

Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:00

Thursday: 08:00 – 18:00

Friday: 08:00 – 18:00

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): £8.80
  • 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.

Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)

The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription. There is no need to register; all it takes is a simple phone call which you can make from the comfort of your own home - there’s no need to go into your GP practice or pharmacy.

Call NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) on 033 33 583 509 (local rate) between 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri (closed on Bank Holidays)

 POD Leaflet

Further Information