Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Please use the computer generated right side of your prescription [where a list of repeats will be found] or clearly write down you request with name, address and the exact medication needed.  These may be brought into the surgery, posted with a stamp addressed envelope. Your prescription will be ready in 72 hours.

Alternatively we can arrange for your prescription to go to one of two local chemists in Mountsorrel or Rothley.  Please ask a receptionist for details when requesting you prescription.  . 

The facility to request your repeat medication online is also available - please speak to reception with regards this.

For reasons of medico-legal safety we cannot accept requests over the telephone.

maximum of 2 mth supply of medication is allowed - this cuts down on wasteage. However for controlled drug prescriptions - a maximum of 1 mth supply at any one time is deemed appropriate.

Medication Reviews

It is expected that patients on regular repeat medications are reviewed at least annually by the GP or nurse, we aim to review all our patients in the month of their birth.

If you are on numerous medications and taking your tablets is a little confusing, your local pharmacist may agree to set up a weekly dosette box for you to aid compliance. Please speak to your local chemist with regards this.

Antibiotic Prescribing

Although there are many times when Antibiotic prescribing is a necessity- there are also many times when it is inappropriate.

Inappropriate prescribing of Antibiotics for Self limiting ailments can be detrimental to the patient [allergic reaction / adverse reactions such as Thrush, Diarrhoea and on occasion the much more serious Clostridium Difficile Infection] and to the wider community as a whole [increasing antibiotic resistance]

Please find a information leaflet with regards common self limiting infections:

Self Limiting Ailments and Antibiotics.pdf

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): £9.15
  • 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 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.

Local Pharmacies

Tavisdale Pharmacy - 99 Rothley Road, Mountsorrel

This pharmacy is open Monday to Friday from 8:45am until 6:30pm but is closed for lunch between 1:30 and 2 in the afternoon.  It is closed on Saturdays.

A prescription collection service is operated by Tavisdale.  If you sign up you can deliver your prescription request to them and collect what you ordered 3 days later.  If you would like to sign up to this service please call in to the pharmacy.

Tavisdale pharmacy also run a stop smoking service.  Please contact them for details.

Rothley Pharmacy, Woodgate, Rothley

This pharmacy is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm and Saturdays 9am until 6pm.

A prescription service is also operated by Rothley Pharmacy. You can deliver your prescription request into them and collect what you ordered 2 days later.

The out of hours pharmacy is available at Sainsburys superstore, Greenclose Lane in Loughborough until 9pm every day, excluding Sundays.

All pharmacies are able to offer simple minor illness advice.

Boots Pharmacy, High Street, Barrow Upon Soar

This pharmacy is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 6pm and Saturdays from 9am until 5pm.

A prescription service is also operated by Boots Pharmacy. You can deliver your prescription request into them and collect what you ordered 2 days later.