Dewsbury Primary Care CentreWellington RoadDewsbury, WF13 1HNTel: 01924 767266
Prescriptions for medicines taken regularly can be obtained without seeing the doctor so long as he or she has agreed to this.
Everytime you are issued with a prescription you will receive a white slip attached to the prescription. This lists all the medication you are currently taking and which is available to you on repeat. When you need a further supply of tablets there are a variety of options for reordering .
There are many changes to how prescriptions are now dealt with all prescriptions go directly electronically to your chosen pharmacy you can no longer collect a paper prescription from the surgery
For patients who are stable on repeat medications and for whom the clinicians deem appropriate you may be out on repeat dispensing more details of this will be provided to you if we feel you are suitable for this service.
Please note that prescriptions cannot generally be taken over the telephone and that prescriptions can be collected after 48 hours.
* Require sign up with surgery and proof of identity please ring surgery for more information
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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.