Patients on long-term (repeat) medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Online via the NHS App – This is the safest and most efficient way to order your repeat prescriptions.
- By Hand – alternatively, drop your repeat slip at reception or our post box with your required items ticked. Please order using the repeat slip which is attached to your previous prescription - your pharmacist will give it to you when you collect your medication; if they do not then please ask them.
We will ask to see you at least annually to review your condition and medication. Please attend for review when asked to do so as any delay may affect future prescriptions.
Once we have received your request please allow two working days (48 working hours) for prescriptions to be processed and ready for collection and then go your pharmacy .
We are now using electronic prescriptions, not printed green paper ones any more so most prescriptions will go directly to your nominated pharmacy from where you can collect your items (although there are a few exceptions to this).
Electronic Prescribing Service
All routine prescriptions are now sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. We prefer this because it is safer, it avoids common errors, it save us a lot of time, and it save you time collecting your prescription. You can nominate any pharmacy at all in Leeds or indeed in the country!
Please tell us your preferred (nominated) pharmacy, even if you do not have a regular repeat prescription. That way, the next time the GP prescribes you any one-off medication, your records will already be up to date and ready for the electronic prescription to be issued.
Nominate the pharmacy near your workplace - collect it in your lunch break. Nominate the pharmacy in your supermarket and collect when you do your shopping. Nominate the pharmacy which has the most convenient parking. We've had patients phone us from holiday elsewhere in the UK who require their medication and who temporarily nominate the pharmacy in their holiday destination! Their prescription is available within minutes of us electronically signing it.
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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.