Some of you will be taking regular medicines. Repeat prescriptions may be requested without seeing a doctor.

Please give us:

48 hours notice for a prescription to go to the chemist or 72 hours for a prescription to be dispensed.

*PLEASE NOTE we do not take orders by telephone except in an emergency.

Return your re-order slip which is attached to all prescriptions by hand or post to the surgery.

You can also order your repeat prescriptions on line via 'Emis Access' patient.emisaccess.co.uk

Or by fax to: Brunston: 01594 810971

Or by fax to: Lydbrook: 01594 860950

We are allowed to dispense medicines from the surgery directly to you, only if you live more than one mile from a chemist (i.e. you can collect your prescriptions from the surgery).

We have a delivery service for some dispensing patients please ask our dispensers for information if you are interested we have a set criteria that must be met for this service.

If you live less than a mile away from a chemist - Lloyds and Day Lewis Chemists of Coleford call to collect prescriptions each day.

If you would like this service, please indicate when ordering. You should book an appointment for medication review with your doctor at least once a year, if you have not otherwise been seen.

We also offer non dispensing patients who are taking regular medication a repeat dispensing service in conjunction with the local chemist of their choice. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to explain.

Our practice is also participating in the Electronic Prescription Service with participating chemists in Coleford. Your pharmacist will be able to explain.

Prescription Charges

Prescriptions are charged per item for patients who are not exempt from payment.

The prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS and is NOT a payment to the practice. As a fixed-rate charge (£8.60 April 17) it bears no relationship to the cost of the medicine.

Pre-payment certificates can be purchased at the reception for three months or one year. These work out cheaper than the 'one off' charge and are recommended.

Prescriptions are free for patients who, at the time the prescription is dispensed:

  • are 60 or over
  • are under 16
  • are 16-18 and in full-time education
  • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
  • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
  • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • are an NHS inpatient

You are also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit