Medication & Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions are for patients with long-term medical conditions who receive regular treatment. You can order your repeat prescriptions by either bringing in your repeat medication slip to the practice,post or fax to us on 02476 636518, via this website, using our secure on-line form.

Please note - we DO NOT offer a repeat prescription service over the telephone unless you are noted to be housebound on your medical record. Please allow at least 5 working days after submitting your request before collecting your prescription from the surgery or if you are collecting your prescription from a pharmacy.

It is the patient's responsibility to check periodically the stock of their medication and ensure that they do not exhaust their supply and then request a repeat prescription at the 'last minute'. In addition, please ensure that you attend your medication reviews regularly especially if you are taking multiple repeat medications. Patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma will need to be seen regularly for monitoring of their condition.

Do not stockpile unwanted drugs at home, please return them to your local chemist who can dispose of them.

If you are due a medication review, some may be done over the telephone via your doctor. Please ask reception for information.

Prescription Charges

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 Prescription costs as of April 1 2017

  • The current prescription charge is £8.60 (£17.20 per pair of elastic hosiery).
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
  • A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months.

PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

Blacklisted Medication

Doctors are not allowed to prescribe blacklisted drugs to our patients on the NHS. This includes products such as shampoos, mouth wash, toothpaste, oral drops, eye drops, multivitamins, socks, certain creams for skin, and beauty lotion.

The following items are blacklisted and are not available on prescription in Coventry and Warwickshire. The majority of these items are available to buy over the counter:

  • Buscopan IBS relief
  • Opticom Allergy
  • Corsodyl Mouthwash and others
  • Multivitiamins, Co-enzyme Q10
  • Abidec, Dalivit drop
  • Buccastem M
  • Ibandronic acid 150mg monthly
  • Colief
  • Simple Linctus
  • Aveeno and Eucerin
  • Duraphat
  • Tresiba
  • Armour Thyroid
  • Desloratadine
  • Buscopan Cramps
  • Sudocream
  • Bonjela
  • Supranette Wipes
  • Glucosamine, Prestylon and Omacor
  • Veil Cream
  • Loceryl Nail Lacquer Kit
  • Cerumol
  • Gluten Free Products
  • Codeine Linctus
  • Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo
  • Cilostazol
  • Artelac
  • Brimonidine
  • Minocycline

Please see http://www.coventrywarksapc.nhs.uk/Home for further information and the most up-to-date list.

Medication Drug Names

Medication drug names are sometimes changed by the practice attached pharmacist to save NHS costs. These are the same as your exisiting drugs - if you have any queries please speak to reception or your local pharmacist.

Hospital Requests for Medication

Please note, these are generally NON URGENT requests and take up to 5 working days to process.

If you have a hospital prescription it is important that you exchange this at the hospital pharmacy as they are not accepted in community pharmacies.