Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

You can order repeat prescriptions which have already been agreed with your doctor, in three different ways:

  • Online:click on the link at the top of this page.
  • Email: Email the prescription team fmc.scripts@nhs.net Please include in your request: Full Name, Date of Birth, Address, Name of Medication and strength you are requesting Please Note Failure to provide any of the information requested may cause delay in your request.  
  • In person: either tick the items on your repeat slip or complete a request form available from reception.
  • Pharmacy: you can arrange with your local pharmacy to collect and deliver your regular prescriptions.

Unfortunately our reception team are not permitted to accept requests by telephone.

In urgent situations your request will be passed to a doctor who may contact you by telephone.

Collections

Our turnaround time for repeat prescription requests is 1 full working week, Please read the Prescription Newsflash for more information.

Day Prescription Request Received

Day Prescription Will Be Available from Fleet Medical Centre

Received on Monday Available the Following Monday
Received on Tuesday Available the Following Tuesday
Received on Wednesday Available the Following Wednesday
Received on Thursday Available the Following Thursday
Received on Friday Available the Following Friday

Where prescriptions are sent to a local pharmacy, collection time will depend upon the pharmacy involved. Please discuss directly with the pharmacy.

Local Pharmacies

Click here for contact details and opening times.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse 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.

Over the Counter Medicines

Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines is Changing

Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it is more serious, they will ensure you get the care you need.

Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.  

For further information please use the links below

Over The Counter Medicines

Why cant I get a prescription for an over-the counter medicine?