Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients can order repeat prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. To register for online services click here. If you would like further information regarding this please contact reception.  

Prescriptions can also be ordered by telephone on our dedicated prescription line 0191 4880437 which is open Monday to Thursday 09:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:00, Friday 09:30 – 11:30 and every afternoon from 13:30 – 15:00.

Please allow sufficient time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready for collection.

Please ask the reception staff for further advice on ordering repeat prescriptions

Patients who run out of medication when the prescription line is closed may be issued a 7 day supply at the discretion of the doctor on call.

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.