Repeat Prescriptions overview

NHS prescription charge to increase from 1 April 2021

The NHS prescription charge will increase to £9.35 per prescription item from 1 April 2021 in England, according to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC).

Amendments to the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations have been laid before Parliament which will introduce changes for both the NHS prescription charge and prescription pre-payment certificates (PPCs).

The price of a three-month PPC will become £30.25 (an increase of 60p) and a 12-month PPC will be £108.10 (an increase of £2.20). PPCs offer savings for those needing four or more items in three months, or 12 or more items in a year.

Go paperless

Due to large numbers of prescriptions we are processing we will require 3 days notice to allow us time for the doctor to review and sign them. Please help us by submitting your requests as early as possible to ensure you do not run out of medication.  

Requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone or by fax for accuracy and security reasons. Patients with disabilities requiring specialist assistance are advised to discuss their requirements with the prescription clerk.

Please send or bring in your computer request slip at least three full days (not including bank holidays or weekends before you need your medication. If you include a stamped addressed envelope, we will post out your prescription. Periodically, your doctor will invite you to come into the surgery to re-assess your medication. We do monitor medication usage and encourage all our patients to use medication responsibly and not over-order drugs.

Patients who use a Pharmacy collection services as their agents for ordering and collecting prescriptions are reminded that it is still the patient’s responsibility to ensure they order in good time, the pharmacy will require some time to fill the prescription and that once their agent collects from us, we have no control over their script.



We are trying to promote a paperless service so that we can provide your prescriptions quickly and efficiently without delays. The first step is to nominate your preferred pharmacy. This way we can send your prescription electronically.

Once you have nominated a pharmacy for your prescriptions, there are several options to order repeat medication. See below.


The quickest and easiest way to get your medication is to sign up to the NHS App.



For a full list of other online options, visit the apps page.

To access the online services, please download and complete the online services form and bring it in to the practice along with your identification.


Sign up with your preferred local pharmacy for their repeat medication service.

Remember that this can add a day or two to the process unless you have gone paperless.


The Milton Surgery allows email requests:

This practice does NOT allow requests by telephone or fax.



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