The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription!
All it takes is a simple phone call that you can make from the comfort of your own home. Your prescription can then be sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy of your choice or collected from us if preferred.
We ask patients to order their prescription when they have 5 days of medication left.
When will the prescription be ready?
Once you have made the telephone call your prescription will be authorised by your usual GP and will then be sent to the pharmacy within 2 working days. Please allow additional time for the pharmacy to get your prescription ready for you. If you have an existing arrangement with your pharmacy to deliver your prescription please speak with them to ensure this will continue.
Call NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) on 024 7624 6025 between 8am and 5pm, Mon-Fri
Click here to download a leaflet that fully explains NHS Prescription Ordering Direct.
If you are on repeat medication your record will be reviewed annually by your GP. You may be invited into the surgery to discuss any amendments to your medication following the review.
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing.
Your GP or nurse will not generally give you a prescription for medicines used to treat certain minor ailments, if they are readily available from the pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.
Prescriptions 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. 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.
For more detail, please click here for the updated prescription charges.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. Also some prescription medicines may be cheaper to buy ‘over the counter’. If you are in any doubt have a chat with your pharmacist.
- General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
EPS enables prescribers – such as GPs and practice nurses – to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient’s choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and our team.
We are offering this service in our practice for more information please click here, alternatively you can ask in the Practice or at your local pharmacy