How to get a prescription
If you think you may need a prescription medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor. Our practice nurse can also issue prescriptions for common ailments. If you have previously been given a prescription for a straightforward condition, such as hay fever, we may be able to issue a prescription after a telephone consultation. Please ask the receptionist.
Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication. We are allowed to dispense medication to patients who live in rural areas, or more than a mile from the nearest chemist. If you don't qualify for this service you must take your prescriptions to one of the community pharmacies. Ask us about registering for our dispensing service if you think you qualify.
Wherever possible please give the exact drug names when ordering. Please allow two working days for the prescription to be ready. If you wish us to forward your prescription to a local pharmacy, please indicate so when making your request.
How to get a repeat prescription?
For patients on regular medication a repeat prescription can usually be issued on the advice of the doctor by the following methods:
- Click here to order a prescription through SystmOnline
If you have not yet obtained your USERNAME and PASSWORD , please pop into the surgery with a photographic form of ID
- hand in your request personally at the reception desk or post through the letter box or
- post your request with an enclosed stamped self-addressed envelope
Important Notice Regarding the Return of Medicines
All unused or unwanted medicines must be returned to the pharmacy and not to Addingham Medical Centre.
Prescription Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £8.20 (£16.40 per pair of elastic hosiery)
- 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