Prescriptions

At Rothschild Group we are committed to providing high quality care to all our patients. One of those aims is to provide cost effective prescribing and reduce waste.

To comply with guidelines the surgery has changed all its patients to 28 day prescribing. The effect of this is to save the tax payer several hundred thousand pounds per year in wasted or unused medication. You will notice that on your prescription there will be a single pack size amount of medication. This may mean 28 days for most drugs or 63 days for contraception and HRT. If you have any concerns relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact your Doctor.

In house Dispensaries

For more information about our in house dispensaries, please visit the below pages.

Requesting Medication

If you are on repeat medications, you can request your medication in the following ways:

We do not accept any requests for repeat medication over the phone. All requests for medication or repeat prescriptions require at least 2 working days notice. 

If you are ordering using your Repeat Prescription Request slip please ONLY tick the medicines you need. Please put a line through the items that you do not need.

All requests for medication or repeat prescriptions require at least 2 working days notice. Please ensure that you submit your requests in time!

If you make your request online please follow the instructions and check back online to get updates on your prescription requests. Your request status will update to ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’. 

You are able to request repeats a set number of times before your Doctor needs to review your records. If your last prescription showed that you have reached the limit on your medication cycle (ie 6/6) this means your prescription has EXPIRED and you have collected the final issue. In this instance:

  • You may be required to have a test
  • You may be asked to see your Doctor
  • If none of the above are required we will automatically submit a request for your GP to reauthorise a new prescription.

Please note that this may delay your prescription being issued.

If you’ve arranged to collect your medication or prescription from a pharmacy, please ensure you allow sufficient time for processing.

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.

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website