Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Please be aware: The online service is available to patients registered at this surgery only

If you are registered with the practice we will be able to arrange your repeat prescription for you. You can get a prescription request form from reception or we can post / email one out to you. You can also email (adminbmc@nhs.net) or fax (0117 954 9829/19).

Registered patients can also order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple one-off registration.

If you would like your request sent directly to a pharmacy please indicate on the form where you would like it to be sent. If you would like it sent to your home address send a stamped addressed envelope with your request form.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed (or 72 hours if you are collecting from the pharmacy) and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse or practice pharmacist, at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.