Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

You can order repeat prescriptions:

  • By notifying the practice in writing (using your existing repeat slip if you have one)
  • Online via the link at the top of this page
  • You will need to have registered for this online service with photo ID at the surgery

Please allow THREE FULL WORKING DAYS for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.  Your chosen pharmacy will also require a further 24 hours to obtain and dispense your medication.

Please speak to the dispensary team if you would like to arrange to have your medication delivered to Cubert, St Newlyn East or Zelah.  We have a delivery service to these areas.

Systmonline Users Please Note

To order medication from your repeat list click on MEDICATION on the home page and then click MEDICATION again to bring up your repeat medication list.

Please use the comment box on the second page of your request if you need to send us a message. 

If you are unable to place a tick on screen next to your medication then it is due for review by a GP.. Please contact the surgery to book a telephone appointment with a GP. On a regular basis the GP needs to perform a medication review. Often the doctor is able to update this without seeing you.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, advanced 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.

Dispensary

Perranporth Surgery runs its own dispensary situated within the surgery building opposite reception. Here you can order repeat precriptions and if you are a dispensing patient or a visitor, you may obtain your medication from here.

PLEASE NOTE: The dispensary reception window closes 12:30-13:30 & again at 16:30 daily.

How do I become a dispensing patient?

If you live in Newlyn East, Rejerrah, Cubert, Trevellas and Zelah you are entitled to be a dispensing patient. Medications are prepared by our dispensers and can be picked up directly from the surgery or at our drop off points (the village shop in Newlyn East and the Post Office in Cubert). Deliveries are made on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to Newlyn East and Cubert. We deliver to individual patients in Zelah on Fridays.

If you reside within these areas and would like to become a dispensing patient, please speak to our dispensary and you will be given a consent form to sign.

What are the advantages of being a dispensing patient?

We believe we offer a fast efficient, patient centred service that is closely connected to your doctor and responsive to patient needs.

Contacting the Dispensary

Contact the dispensary directly on Tel: 01872 572399 between 10:00 – 12:30 &  13:30 – 16:30 PLEASE NOTE: The dispensary window closes daily at 4:30pm.

Going on Holiday?

If you need to order your medication early because you are going to be away on holiday please explain this to us when you request your prescription.  Or if you need extra medication because you plan to be away for a while please inform us.  Please speak to our staff in the dispensary either in person or by telephoning 01872 572399 or emailing on dispensers.perranporth@nhs.net Please inform us of any suspected allergies/reactions you have to any medications.

Unused Medication

Unused medications should be returned to a pharmacy, do not discard it in ordinary waste.  Unused medication can be returned to our dispensary.

A large amount of money is wasted on unused drugs.  Please help by only ordering what you need.

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): £9.35
  • 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 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.