- The current prescription charge is £7.85
- Since 1 April 2010 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 15 or more items are needed in 12 months.
- are under 16
- are 16-18 and in full-time education
- are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
- are 60 or over
- have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
- have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
- hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- 1. Complete the registration form overleaf.
- 2. Take the completed form into Langley Pharmacy.
- 3. Order your repeat prescription.
- 4. Collect your medication from our Langley Pharmacy.
- Improve the effectiveness of your medicines.
- Help you understand more about the medicines you are taking and why you are taking them.
- To discuss any problems you are having with your medicines or any side effects. Our pharmacist will have questions to ask you, and may suggest changes to your medicines and communicate these with your registered doctor. You may have concerns or questions that you want to ask.
- You are regularly taking more than one prescription medicine.
- You are taking medicines for a long term illness (like asthma, arthritis, diabetes or epilespsy).
- What does this medicine do?
- When and how should I take it?
- What does the medicine do?
- How long should I take it for?
- Are there any other treatment options?
- What should I do if I don't feel well while taking it?
- What are the possible risks and side effects?
- What should I do if I get one of these effects?
- Where can I go for more information?
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonay Disease
- Have been given a new blood-thinning medicine
- Step1 – Initial appointment You can talk to the pharmacist when you first start your medicine and ask any questions you may have about it.
- Step 2 – Follow up appointment You will have an appointment two weeks later, when you and your pharmacist can talk about any questions you may have experienced with the medicine.
- Step 3 – Last appointment Your last appointment will be a fortnight later when you can see your pharmacist to discuss any further queries you have with your medicine or any concerns. The new medicines service then ends, but your pharmacist will always talk to you about your medicines in the future if you need any further assistance.
ONLINE REPEAT ORDERINGYou have 2 options to order your prescriptions:
Medical and Health AdvicePharmacists can offer advice on common minor ailments such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as health promotion and lifestyle advice.
NHS Prescription servicesWe dispense NHS prescriptions. Simply hand in your prescription at the pharmacy counter and we will dispense your prescription.
Medication Use Reviews (MUR)A medicines use review is an appointment with one of our pharmacists to discuss how you are getting on with your medicines. It is an NHS service and is completely free.
New medicines service (NMS)If you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a new free scheme called the New medicine service.
Prescription costsPrescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money. Prescription costs as of April 1 2012
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 in the section 'What is the prescription prepayment certificate?' below.
Who is entitled to Free NHS Prescriptions?You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
What is a pre-payment certificate (PPC)
If you are not entitled to free prescriptions and you think you will have to pay for four or more prescriptions in three months, or 15 or more items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC).
You can only use the PPC for your own NHS prescriptions. The PPC will start from the date of your application or phone call unless you request a different start date. You can request a start date of up to one month earlier or one month later than the date of your application or phone call.
Details of the current prescription charges and prepayment certificate costs are available in leaflet HC12: charges and optical voucher values (PDF, 95 kb).
You can choose to pay for a 12 month PPC in a lump sum or by 10 monthly direct debit instalments. If you pay by direct debit you are entering into a commitment to pay all the instalments.
You can order a PPC online, by phoning 0845 850 0030 or by filling in an FP95 form. An FP95 form is available from some pharmacies and GP surgeries.
Remember to apply for a new PPC in good time. If you don't you will have to pay prescription charges when your old PPC runs out.
If you have to pay a prescription charge while you are waiting for your PPC, you can't get a refund unless you have an NHS receipt. The NHS receipt form is an FP57. The pharmacist or dispensing doctor can only issue an FP57 at the time you pay a prescription charge. They can't give you one later. You can claim for the refund of prescription charges up to three months after paying. The FP57 form tells you what to do.
We work closely with the doctors at Langley Health Centre to deliver convenient, fast, reliable access to repeat medicines.
Simply follow the 4 steps outlined below. For more information please click on the the pharmacy booklet.
Follow these 4 easy steps:
Is a medicines use review appropriate for you?You can ask for a medicines use review if:
How you may be offered a medicine use review?Our pharmacist may invite you for a review either in person or through a message on your repeat prescription.
What you can expect in the review meeting?The review will be held in our pharmacy consultation room, in confidence allowing you and the pharmacist time to address your specific needs. Our pharmacist will listen to your questions and answer the queries you have, in addition to giving your more information about the medicines you take so you leave with more confidence in managing your condition.
Some possible questions you may want to ask?These are just suggestions. You can ask us any questions you feel appropriate.
The service is only available to people using certain medicines.