Vitamin D supplements

During the autumn and winter months everyone is advised to take a supplement of vitamin D every day to support general health and in particular for bone and muscle health. Many of us have been indoors more than usual this year and so might not have been making enough vitamin D from sunlight. You can find general advice on

vitamin D here:

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic our capacity as a practice to individually process prescription requests in the usual timescales is likely to become compromised. In preparation for this situation and to ensure that patients still have ready access to their medicines we may have in some cases set up your repeat prescriptions to be Electronic “Repeat Dispensed” ERD.

This means that for the next  issues after  you DO NOT need to place an order with the surgery. We have sent your nominated pharmacy _ more issues of your prescription up front that can be called upon when they are needed. Please do not ask the pharmacy to dispense these early or make any attempt to stockpile your medicines as doing so may compromise the medicines available to other people – they will be dispensed when they are due.

You MUST use this pharmacy for all these issues and if changes are made to your repeat prescription during this time you MUST carefully check the medicines you have to ensure that you do not take medicines that have been stopped but where you may still have received a supply.

Aside from this nothing else changes – these arrangements are purely to ensure that you can access your medicines in a timely way even in the event that we are under severe challenge from the pandemic.

If you have any questions, please speak to your community pharmacy in the first instance.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

If you’re regularly prescribed medicines, Electronic Repeat Dispensing can help – you can get your medication from your pharmacist without you having to visit your GP. For more information, click on this link or watch this video.

  • The practice has a dedicated prescription request line – telephone 01772 686688 option 2 – to order prescriptions The prescription line is open 10am till 2pm Please call between these times only.

When ordering repeat prescriptions, please supply the name of the medication required, the dosage and quantity needed. This information can be found on the right-hand side of the printed label on your medication.

Alternatively, you can register with the online Patient Access system to request your repeat prescriptions, as well as book and cancel appointments and send secure messages to us.

Please allow 48 hours (two working days) for your prescription to be issued

Prescription fees

The current prescription charge is £9.90 per item.


Prescription charges are for each item not each prescription. For example, if your prescription has 3 medicines on it you will have to pay the prescription charge 3 times.

Some items are always free, including contraception and medicines prescribed for hospital inpatients.

If you know you’ll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC).

Find out how to save money with a PPC

There are extensive exemption and remission arrangements in place to protect those who may not be able to pay NHS prescription charges.

Wigs and fabric supports

Wigs and fabric supports are available on the NHS, but you will be charged for them unless you qualify for help with charges.

NHS wigs and fabric supports costs

  • surgical bra – £32.50
  • abdominal or spinal support – £49.05
  • stock modacrylic wig – £80.15
  • partial human hair wig – £212.35
  • full bespoke human hair wig – £310.55

Further information is available on the NHS website.