Prescriptions

Need to set up your GP Online Access?

GP Online Access is a secure, simple and quick way to view, book or cancel appointments, order a prescription and track its progress and to view your medical record, including test results, details of consultations, allergies and all medication you have been prescribed.

Setting up your account is simple. First, read through the instructions on how to start, then visit the registration page to enter your details and create your account. Once your account has been created, your GP practice will check the details and activate your full access. NOTE: although the instructions advise you to bring a form of ID to the practice, in almost all cases one of our clinicians will be able to vouch for you from the information you provide when setting up your GP Online Access Account. Unless we explicitly ask you to do so, it is not necessary to bring identification documents to the practice.

Repeat Prescriptions

Important: Help us to help you - Please don't leave your re-order to the last moment. Remember it usually takes 2 working days to process your request (allow more time if you want your prescription sent to a chemist), unless your doctor has to review your medication when it can take slightly longer.

Please note we do not accept repeat medication requests by email. This is because e-mail is not a secure method of communication of confidential patient information.

We normally prescribe 28 days supply. Applications for more will only be considered if special circumstances apply and your doctor will need to review each such request. If your condition and medication is stable, your doctor may prescribe a longer period supply. Please ensure that you re-order in good time to avoid running out of your medication.

You may re-order:

  • Online via the link at the top of this page (if you have an online user account)
  • By attending in person or posting the re-order slip to the surgery.

We regret that we are unable to accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions. This is for security and safety purposes.

Dispensary

Dispensary and Home Delivery Service During a Pandemic

Patients who live in an area designated by NHS England as rural in nature and more than one mile from a retail pharmacy may use our dispensary. We encourage all entitled patients to use it wherever possible as we feel this is an additional service at the health centre. Having a dispensary in the building is a very valuable resource which we will only be able to maintain if it is used.

Bicester Health Centre is operating a Home Delivery Service during a Pandemic to patients.

The dispensary may be contacted through the surgery on 01869 249333

The dispensary is open from 08:30 - 18:00hrs from Monday to Friday. You may collect prescriptions at any time during surgery hours.

We would encourage any patients using our dispensary to complete our Dispensary survey - Thank you

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to consult a doctor, nurse practitioner, clinical pharmacist, 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.

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.