Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

You can order a repeat prescription in a number of ways:

At the surgery or by post

Online via the link at the top of this page..

By telephone - we now also accept repeat prescription requests over the phone. All we ask of you is that you:

  • Phone after 10:00 as before then our receptionists are very busy with appointment bookings.
  • You have the names of the required medicationavailable, we will not be able to accept requests for repeat medication unless you know the name.

Please note we can only accept requests for medication if your GP has put this on repeat for you.

Repeat Dispensing

Instead of ordering your script from the surgery you can go straight to your high street pharmacist to collect your medication for 6 or 12 months, dependant on your condition. Suitable for patients on stable medication who do not require reviews more than every 6 months such as; raised BP treatment, diabetes, thyroid replacement etc. Please ask for details.

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.

Collections

Please note that in normal circumstances we require 2 working days to process repeat prescription requests; e.g. requests for repeat prescriptions delivered to the surgery on a Friday will not be available until the Tuesday afternoon the following week.

If there is a query with your request you may need to allow more time, i.e. 3 or more working days. The receptionist will advise you if there are likely to be any problems. This is because your doctor may not be at the practice to look at your request on the day that you bring it to the surgery.

If a stamped addressed envelope is provided with your request slip, we will post your prescription to you, but please allow enough time for this before your medication runs out. The local chemist is also able to collect your prescription for you. Please ask for details.

Did you know that the local high street pharmacies offer a Prescription Collection Service? - ask at the Pharmacy for further details.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

Pharmacy Service Information

Prudhoe Medical Group provide all the services you should expect to receive from your GP surgery along with  Holiday Vaccinations, Flu Vaccinations to at risk patients, Electronic Prescribing, Repeat Dispensing Service, Dedicated Prescription Line, Warfarin Clinic, Contraception Clinics, Minor Surgery Clinics, Appointments available from 7.30am – 6pm on selected days.

Services you should expect to receive from Pharmacies: New Medicines Service, Medication Use Review, Emergency Contraception, Smoking Cessation, Flu Injections, Repeat Dispensing Prescription Service, Sharps Disposal, Pharmacy First.

Local Pharmacies and the Services That They Offer

PHARMACY NAME

 

SERVICES

 

 

EXTRA SERVICES

 

 

OPENING TIMES

 

 

ASDA

Metro Centre

Tel: 0191 461 9510

 

Blood Glucose Checking, Blood Pressure Checks, Medication Use Review,  Smoking Cessation

Electronic Prescribing Service

Weekly Blister Packs

Malaria Service

 

8am-10pm Mon-Sat

11am-5pm Sunday

 

Boots,

1 Cattle Market

Hexham

Tel: 01434 603080

 

New Medicines Service, Medication Use Review, Emergency Contraception, Smoking Cessation, Flu Injections, Repeat Dispensing Prescription Service, Sharps Disposal

Prescription Collection and Home Delivery

Domiciliary Dispensing Service

Electronic Prescribing

 

 

Mon, Wed & Fri

8.45am-5.15pm

8.45am-5pm Thurs

8.45am-4pm Sat

 

Boots,

77 Front Street

Prudhoe

Tel: 01661 836438

Medicine Use Review, New Medicine Service, Flu Service, Prescription Collection Service

Electronic Prescribing, Drug User Services, Needle Exchange, Chlamydia Tests

8.45am-5.30pm

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri

8.45am-5.15pm Thursday

Closed Saturday

Boots,

48 Front Street

Prudhoe

Tel: 01661 832210

Medicine Use Review, New Medicine Service, Flu Service,

Pharmacy First, Emergency Contraception for over 13 years old

Texting service when prescriptions are ready,

Electronic Prescribing

9am-6pm Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs

9am-5pm Fri & Sat

 

 

Boots

7 Fore Street

Hexham

Tel: 01434 602024

 

Medicines Check Up, Hair Retention, Flu Vaccination Service, Emergency Contraception Service, New Medicine Service, Travel Health, Emergency Supplies, Disposing of Unwanted Medicines

Needle Exchange

Domiciliary Dosage Boxes

 

 

8.30am-5.30pm

Monday - Saturday

 

Boots

Blaydon Precinct Shopping Centre

Tel: 0191 414 3194

 

Managed Repeat Service, Collection Service, Emergency Contraception, Winter Flu Jab.

Dosette Boxes

Electronic Prescribing Service

Home Delivery for Housebound Patients

 

Monday-Friday

8.30am-6pm

9am-4pm Saturday

 

Boots

Metro Centre

Gateshead

Tel: 0191 493 2055

 

Repeat Dispensing,  Travel Vaccinations, Hair Retention Clinic, Erectile Dysfunction Clinic, Warfarin Clinic, Medicine Use Review, New Medicine Services, Drug User Services, Smoking Cessation

Dosette Boxes

Electronic Prescribing Service

Home Delivery to Housebound Patients on weekday mornings

 

Monday-Friday

9.30am – 9pm

9am-7pm Saturday

11am-5pm Sunday

 

Boots

Eldon Square

Hotspur Way

Newcastle

Tel: 0191 232 9844

 

Repeat Prescription Service, Prescription Collection Service, Emergency Contraception, Erectile Dysfunction, Hair Retention, Malaria Service, Travel Vaccination, Flu Vaccination, Smoking Cessation Advice, Diabetic Risk Assessment

Electronic Prescribing Services

 

Monday-Friday

8am-8pm

8am-7pm Saturday

11am-5pm Sunday

 

 

Haydon Bridge Pharmacy

5 Church Street

Haydon Bridge

Tel: 01661 538001

 

Emergency Contraception, Flu Vaccination, Medicine Use Review, Needle Exchange and Sharps Service, New Medicine Service, Pharmacy First, Stop Smoking Service,

Same Day Home Delivery Service

House Call Service – collect prescription and delivery medication same day

Electronic Prescribing Service, Weekly Dosette Boxes

 

9am-6pm Mon-Fri

9am-1pm Saturday

 

Lloyds Pharmacy

Hexham General Hospital Site

Corbridge Road

Hexham

NE46 1QJ

Tel: 01434 603596

Medicine Use Review, Manage Repeat Prescription,

 

Weight Management Advice

Electronic Prescribing Service

Delivery Service, On line Services

 

8am-7pm Mon-Fri

8am-9pm Saturday

9am-12pm Sunday

 

Tesco Extra Pharmacy

Tynedale Retail Park

Alemouth Road

Hexham

NE46 3PJ

Tel: 0345 6779873

Medicine Use Review, Health Check Service, Travel Health Service, Flu Jab (seasonal),

Electronic Prescribing Service

Repeat Prescription Collection Service

8am-10.30pm Mon

6.30am-10.30am Tues-Fri

6.30am-10pm Sat

10am-4pm Sun

 

 

Throckley Chemist

Tillmouth Park Road

Throckley

Tel: 0191 210 6750

 

Veterinary Dispensing, Medicines Use Review, New Medicines Service, Cholesterol Screening, Minor Ailment Scheme, Minor First Aid, Substance Abuse Service, Blood Pressure Management, Diabetes Check, Weight Management, Chlamydia Screening, Emergency Contraception, Appliance Services, Smoking Cessation Service, Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Electronic Prescribing Service

Monitored Dosette Boxes

 

9am-6pm Mon-Fri

9am-1pm Saturday

 

 

Wylam Pharmacy Ltd

Main Road

Wylam

Tel: 01661 852253

 

Flu Vaccination, Emergency Contraception, New Medicine Service, Diabetic Sharps Disposal, Pharmacy First, Medicine Use Review, Holiday Healthcare

Smoking Cessation, Home Delivery Option

Delivery Service

Electronic Prescribing Service

Repeat Prescription Collection Service From Local Surgery

 

8.30am-6pm Mon-Friday

9am-12 noon

Saturday

Prescribing of Over the Counter (OTC) Medication is Changing

Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group is recommending that medications available over the counter are not usually prescribed by GPs. 

The recommendation is that “your NHS GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.”

Click on the link below for more information: