Order a Repeat Prescription
To order repeat medication you can use the online request system or drop your request slip into the practice.
Please allow a minimum of 2 working days for us to process your request. This time is needed to check that you have had appropriate reviews and monitoring to ensure continued safe prescribing. You may find attached to your prescription a note asking you to attend for bloods or to see the nurse or doctor. You should make an appointment at your earliest convenience and ideally before your next repeat prescription is due.
Hospital prescriptions should be presented to the hospital pharmacy and not to surgery.
If you are going away on annual leave or have a reason to request a double issue of your prescription, please indicate this on your repeat slip so your GP is aware.
Please note: For patients who collect their prescriptions from Boots Calverton, please allow 48 hours for the Practice to process your prescription and an additional 48 hours for Boots for order and prepare your medication. During busy times this may need to be longer.
If you live more than a mile from your nearest pharmacy we are able to dispense your medication from our in house dispensary. The dispensary is open 8:30am the counter is situated in the main ground floor waiting room.
We provide a friendly, speedy and efficient service. Our dispensary staff are able to answer simple queries about your medication.
We offer a home delivery service to residents of Woodborough Village, Epperstone Village and Oxton Village.
If you pay for prescriptions we can still deliver your medication, but it is necessary to pay either at the dispensary by cash, card or by cheque payable to ‘The Calverton Practice’. Cheques can be dropped into the practice or any of the delivery destinations.
Regrettably if you live within a mile of the Practice at present the regulations prevent us from dispensing to you. If you think this is unfair you can lobby your MP to change the rules here.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here.
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
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.00
- 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.