Willingham Surgery

01427 788277

Repeat prescriptions

In order for us to comply with regulations that apply to ordering, producing and dispensing your prescription, in future we will require 5 working days (not including weekends) to complete your repeat prescriptions.

Since there are no chemist shops within the immediate vicinity of the practice, we dispense all medications, appliances and dressings to the majority of our patients. Prescriptions issued at the time of consultation are usually dispensed immediately.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a variety of ways listed below:

  • Post / Drop off your order form
  • Online via SystmOnline

Order forms may also be taken to our branch surgeries at Marton or Corringham, but will only be collected when these surgeries are open, hence processing may take a little longer.

Dispensary Opening Times

TO SPEAK WITH A MEMBER OF THE DISPENSARY TEAM, CALLS ARE TAKEN DAILY BETWEEN 11am-12pm AND 2pm-3pm.

IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT MEDICATION WHEN THE DISPENSARY IS CLOSED YOU SHOULD CONTACT NHS 111.

Morning Afternoon
Monday 08:30 – 12:30 12:30 – 18:15
Tuesday 08:30 – 12:30 12:30 – 18:15
Wednesday 08:30 – 12:30 12:30 – 18:15
Thursday 08:30 – 12.30 12.30 – 18.15
Friday 08:30 – 12:30 12.30 – 18.15

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

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

  • Per prescription item:  £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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

Medication Reviews

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

If you are prescribed a green FP10H prescription from the hospital, a yellow prescription from the dentist or a prescription from the district nurses, we cannot dispense the items from the surgery.  These have to be dispensed by a pharmacy ie. Boots or Morrisons.  We are a dispensary not a pharmacy.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.