Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Please allow 2 working days for you prescription to be processed and remember to take into account weekends and Bank Holidays.

You can order an item from your repeat medication list in the following ways:

  • Online, using the link at the top of this page
  • By telephone, by calling 0114 2398686 and choosing option 3 between 11am-12pm and 1.30pm-4pm 
  • Hand written request using the counter foil attached to your last prescription

We prefer it if prescriptions can be sent directly to the chemist of your choice electronically but we can issue a paper copy for you to collect if you request this.

Medication Reviews

People who are prescribed regular long term medication are requested to speak to a clinician or clinical pharmacist at least once a year to review their medications. Please respond to requests to have a medication review in a timely fashion in order to avoid any delays in getting your medication issued.

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.