We are now using a new online service for prescription requests. This is the same service we currently use to allow patients to book and manage appointments online. Only one set of login details will be required for both services.
To start using this service please complete a registration form available from reception, please bring photo identification with you. If you are already registered for patient access you can start using this prescription system now.
Please remember that we do NOT take prescription requests over the phone, they must be in writing.
We accept requests for repeat prescriptions by post (SAE required if you need the prescription posted back to you) and email to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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.
Local pharmacies will often collect prescriptions from the surgery on behalf of the patient, prepare the medication and have it ready for collection by the patient. Some pharmacies will deliver to the homes of the housebound, disabled or elderly patients.
Prescriptions can be delivered to the following chemists in St. Leonards:
Boots; Blooms; Day Lewis/Hirsts; Morrisons; Asda, Ore Village; Lloyds; Laycocks;Station Plaza; Tesco at West St Leonards; Hollington Pharmacy.
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): £9.65
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
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.