Lambert Medical Centre

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Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered online or by taking your repeat slip into the surgery.

If you have not yet registered for online access yet please call into the surgery with some ID and the staff will issue you with your log in details.

If you collect your medication from our Dispensary please remember that all repeat prescriptions take three working days from date of order being received at the surgery.

If you collect your medication from a local chemist, they require 7 days from receipt of your order.

The Dispensary telephone line is open from 11am to 3pm.

For Urgent medication requests please speak to a member of the team.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Information about your medication

If you would like more information about how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to common questions please use the NHS service below. Just click on the first letter of the name of your medication.

Why can’t I use the automatic re-ordering system now?

Read our patient leaflet about ordering repeat medication

Why is my Medication not available?

There are many reasons why pharmacies are not always able to get certain medicines. Shortages of medicines can happen. For example, manufacturers of medicines can have problems with making the medicine, transporting the medicines or have problems with ingredients for medicines. Sometimes when lots of people are suddenly prescribed a medicine this can use up all the supply. Another example is that there may be pricing concerns about medicines. In recent years we have seen an increase in shortage problems for a combination of these reasons. Community pharmacies and our Dispensary are already having to spend a lot of time trying to get medicines for their patients. Factors such as Brexit planning and contingency may be adding to the ongoing issues of medicine shortages

For more information please read this Medicines-Factsheet.doc

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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only from the 1st April 2021. 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 15 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