The Family Practice

Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn BB2 1AX

Prescription

Repeat Prescription

Requests for routine repeat prescriptions can be made in the following ways:

  • In person – drop your repeat slip off at reception having clearly marked the items required.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By telephone – call us on 01254 617301 and select option 2 between 9:00 – 16:00.
  • Online – via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration.

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.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions Fees

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. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales’s prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.80

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.

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