Buckland Surgery

Repeat prescriptions

From April 2021, the practice will not be taking prescription requests over the telephone – you can request your repeat medication by the following methods:

  • Order online
    A quick and easy way to request your medication.  To set up an online account, please bring a form of photo ID to the surgery.
  • Using your repeat slip (right hand side of green prescription)
    Ticking the items you need to order and handing this slip into the practice or posting it to the practice

Please note that this will not alter the time it takes to process a repeat prescription which is 2 working days.

Please click here for further information on this change to prescription requests

You can order your medications a week before they run out.

All our prescriptions go to the Buckland Pharmacy. If you do not wish for this please tell the receptionist.

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.

If you pay for NHS prescribed HRT medicine 3 or more times in 12 months, a HRT PPC could save you money.

Each item on an NHS prescription usually costs £9.65. You can buy an HRT PPC for a one-off payment of £19.30 (the cost of two single items).

The HRT PPC covers an unlimited number of certain HRT medicines for 12 months, regardless of why they are prescribed.

The HRT PPC does not cover all HRT medicines. Check if it covers your HRT medicine.

If your HRT medicine is not covered, or you also get prescriptions for items other than HRT medicine, you may save more with a 3 or 12 month PPC that covers all NHS prescriptions.

Before buying an HRT PPC, check if you’re entitled to free NHS prescriptions and other help with health costs using our eligibility checker.

click on the link below to buy an HRT PPC

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC) | NHSBSA

Third Party Prescription Services

Please review the guidance from NHS England on the dangers of buying medications online, how to best use an online pharmacy and check for the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) internet pharmacy logo to identify legitimate online pharmacies.


Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 20th June, 2023