Hunmanby Surgery

01723 890280

Repeat prescriptions, prescription charges and exemptions

If the doctor wishes you to have a further supply of medication without being seen, they will give you a repeat prescription slip. The items that you need should be ticked and the slip placed in the repeat prescribing box at the side of reception. Alternatively, you can post this to us or order online.

The practice normally requires 5 working days’ notice for this service.




Medication Reviews

Patients on  repeat medication will be asked to see the doctor or practice nurse at least once per year to review these regular medications.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.


Prescription Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and reduction 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 of £9.15 per item which successive governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who cannot afford to pay for their medicines.


Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC)

A prescription prepayment certificate lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price.

If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money.

  • £105.90 for 12 months
  • £29.65 for 3 months

The quickest way to but a PPC is to buy it online at

Telephone advice and order line 0300 330 1341 


NHS Charges

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

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.