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What are the NHS Prescription Charges?

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.60
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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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How do I order a repeat prescription?

You can order a repeat prescription:

  • Online via EMIS Patient Access
  • By post – Ashfields Primary Care Centre, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1EQ (please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope if you require your paper prescription posted back to you).
  • By fax on 01270 275055
  • In person

Please allow 72 hours before collection, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays. If you would like your prescription to go automatically to one of the pharmacies or online pharmacies, please let us know.