Repeat Prescriptions

If you require a repeat prescription, please fill out the tear off slip on the back of your prescription and tick whichever medication you need. The prescription should then be posted in the post box located on the right hand side of Reception. Repeat Prescriptions can not be dealt with over the phone.
Prescriptions take 48 hours to process. If given on a Friday please note that it will  be ready on the following Tuesday.

Repeat dispensing
If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from the pharmacist. This means you can collect your repeat medicines directly from the pharmacy without having to visit the surgery every time you need more medicine.
Ask your doctor for if you would like to be considered for repeat dispensing.

 

Pharmacy First

If you are registered with a GP in Tower Hamlets you can join Pharmacy First, a scheme that allows faster access to advice and treatment for short-term minor conditions. Conditions include:
Headaches, colds, sore throats, cough, fever, hay fever, constipation, diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, teething, indigestion, athletes foot, head lice, thrush, bites and stings, certain skin conditions, back pain, sprains and strains and eye conditions.

To register for the scheme, simply request a Pharmacy First registration voucher at Reception. Take this to one of the pharmacies in Tower Hamlets, where you will be registered. You cannot use the scheme in other pharmacies.

 

Prescriptions Fees and Exemptions

Prescription fee as of April 2020 are:

  • Single charge: £9.15
  • 3 month PPC : £29.65 - Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer savings for people who need extensive medication.
  • 12 month PPC : £105.90
  • Those who are likely to have difficulty in paying fees are protected by extensive exemption and remission arrangements.

    Telephone advice 0845 850 0030 or more information.

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