Requesting Repeat Prescriptions
We ask that you request your repeat prescription detailing your name, contact details and item(s) requested. These are medications prescribed for you by your clinician and taken on a regular basis. They do not include:
- Oral Contraceptives
- Medications issues for acute short-term illnesses
PLEASE NOTE: Repeat Prescriptions Requests require 2 working days notice!
How to request a Repeat Prescription:
- Online: via the link at the top of this page (registration required)
- Fax: 020 7394 6312
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- External Post: If you wish your prescription posted back, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
- In person: This can be done by using the white tear-off section on the prescription (which has the names of the medication prescribed previously) or complete a repeat prescription request form available at reception. Either of these should be placed in our red pillar box on the reception desk.
- Pharmacy Collection: If you are a member of a Pharmacy Collection Scheme leave with your request with your chosen Pharmacy.
Telephone requests for prescriptions are not accepted!
**Exceptions for housebound & elderly patients only!
(And, yes, another person can collect your prescription for you!)
Are you on regular medication? Do you always go to the same chemist to collect? Then you may benefit from Electronic Prescribing. To learn how to utilise this service visit:
NHS Choices: Electronic Providing Service
To nominate a pharmacy please download and complete the Electronic Prescription Service Patient Nomination Request and bring it to the practice or your nominated pharmacy.
Local Pharmacies (+ Distances from NMS)
|Bermondsey Health Spa, Eyot House, 50 Old Jamaica Rd, London, SE16 4TE||020 7231 1100|
|107 Abbey Street, North Southwark, London, SE1 3NP||020 7237 5770|
|202 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3RW||020 7237 7684|
|Unit 2, 193 Southwark Park Rd, Bermondsey London SE16 3TS||020 7237 1659|
|107 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 4TW||020 7407 0051|
|Units 8-11 Hays Galleria, Counter Street, North Southwark, London, SE1 2HD||020 7407 4276|
|10 Dunton Road, London, SE1 5TJ||020 7231 2647|
|Guy’s Hospital Great Maze Pond London, SE1 9RT||020 7699 5320|
|Campion & Co
|38 Albion Street Rotherhithe London, SE16 7JQ||020 7237 1193|
|Jamaica Road Pharmacy
|182 Jamaica Road, North Southwark, London, SE16 4RT||020 7237 3483|
|162 Lower Road Rotherhithe London, SE16 2UN||020 7237 2512|
|50 Wapping Lane, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 2RL||020 7488 9364|
For locations of PHARMACIES participating in the Southwark PHARMACY FIRST scheme CLICK HERE
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 for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
Help with NHS Costs
Although most NHS treatment is free, there are still some costs you might need to pay, for example, to get your prescriptions or to travel to your hospital appointment.
Find out how you could get help to pay for these health costs.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £8.20
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
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.
- 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