Due to new guidelines by Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group community pharmacists can no longer order your repeat medication.
For more information please read this information leaflet provided by the CCG.
Repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:
- Handing in your repeat prescription counterfoil to reception.
- Filling in a prescription request form available at reception.
- Online, if you are registered with SystmOne.
- Post to surgery with a stamped addressed envelope for its return.
Please note that it takes two working days for prescriptions to be processed. When you are ready to collect your prescription, please come to Reception for it after 5.00 pm.
Please note for request handed in before 12 pm your prescription will be ready within 48 hrs, any requests after 12 pm will be ready within 72 hrs.
For system online, please take into account, this is for your use and your login details should not be given to a third party as this gives access to your medical records.
If we suspect you have given your login details to a pharmacist your login will be revoked. We have an obligation as a GP practice to ensure your medical records are secure.
The standard prescription charge is £9.00 per item.
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 Prescription Prepayment Certificate.
A prescription prepayment certificate costs £29.10 for three months or £104.00 for twelve months.
There are three ways to order or renew a prepayment certificate:
- Online: please click here
- By telephone: 0300 330 1341. You will need to have your debit or credit card details ready if you want to pay in full; or your bank or building society account details ready if you want to pay for a 12-month PPC by 10 monthly Direct Debit instalments.
- From a pharmacy registered to sell prepayment certificates. The pharmacist will ask you to complete a form, then forward the details to the NHS. You will normally receive your certificate within seven days of the NHS receiving the application. Please note that the option to buy a 12-month certificate by Direct Debit instalments is not available if you buy it from a pharmacist: you will have to pay the full price at the time of purchase.
Please click here for a list of pharmacies registered to sell prepayment certificates.
Please be careful to keep your prepayment certificate up-to-date
If a pharmacist issues medicines to you on the basis of a prepayment certificate that is out of date, you could be fined £100 plus the cost of the medicines. There is no reminder system.
For information about exemptions from prescription charges, please click here.
If you have a Medical Exemption Certificate, please note that they have to be renewed every five years. If you forget to renew it, you could find yourself facing a fine of up to £100. There is no reminder system.
For further information about Medical Exemption Certificates, please click here.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
If you would like to take advantage of this service but you haven’t yet completed a nomination form, you should ask your preferred pharmacy. You do not need computer or internet access to do this.
This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.
Benefits for you
- If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to spend your time going to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with less chance of it getting lost.
- Nearly all pharmacies will be connected to the service, so you will be able to get your medicines from any pharmacy you choose – whether it’s near home, work or the shops.
- You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as often there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock when the pharmacist receives your prescription, they can be ordered in, ready for you.
What happens if I do not wish to use the service?
Nothing – you will continue to get paper prescriptions as you do now.
Please click here to see more information about EPS.
A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on the NHS Website here. You will see ‘Electronic Prescription Service Available here’ next to the name of the pharmacy listed.
More information about the Electronic Prescription Service is available from your local pharmacy, at the GP surgery or on-line at www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/eps.