Prescriptions

Online

The most efficient and preferred method of requesting a repeat prescription is to order it online.

Repeat slip

You can fill in your repeat slip and bring it in to the surgery to order your repeat prescription. There is a box located on the right hand side of the reception porch that you can put your repeat slip in or a post box on the fence located on the driveway of the surgery. You can also send your repeat slip to us by post by posting it to Harewood Surgery, Harwich Road, Great Oakley, Harwich, Essex, CO12 5AD.

Telephone

We are no longer able to telephone repeat requests.

If you are a dispensing patient and collect your medication from the surgery, please allow 48 hours from the point of ordering to the time of collection. If you collect your medication from a chemist, please speak to the chemist where your prescription is sent to for their waiting times. Please allow 24 hours from your request to the chemist receiving your prescription.

Buy an NHS prescription prepayment

Save money by buying a 3 or 12-month prescription prepayment. Buying online is quick and easy.

What you can buy:
A prescription costs £9.15 per item, but prepayment costs:

  • £29.65 for 3 months – card payment
  • £105.90 for 12 months – card or Direct Debit (10-monthly instalments of £10.40)

You can start your prepayment:

  • today
  • any date in the next month (ready for your next pharmacy visit)
  • any date in the past month (if you have a refund form from the pharmacist)

What you get:
The NHSBSA will post your prescription prepayment certificate to you. Pharmacies ask for this as evidence of prepayment.

If you have to pay a prescription charge while waiting for your evidence, you can get a refund.

You will need to ask pharmacy staff for an NHS refund form (FP57) when you pay for your prescription.

You only get this form at the time you pay. You cannot get one later.

To sign up click here:
www.apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk