Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Many patients take regular medication.  The doctor may not need to see you every time your prescription is due.  There are several ways of ordering your repeat medication:

  • in person
  • at your pharmacy
  • by post 
  • online

Your pharmacy will provide patients with a repeat prescription counterfoil that lists your regular medication.  

If you are using your repeat slip please indicate clearly the medication you require and return the slip to the practice by hand, by post or via a friend.  If you do not have your repeat slip available, a note stating your name and address and the medication that you require will be acceptable.  Please also indicate which chemist you intend to collect your medication from. Alternatively you may wish to collect the prescription slip from the surgery.  The pharmacies in Beer, Colyton,  both Lloyds Pharmacies in Seaton and Tesco in Seaton collect prescriptions from the surgeries and will make up your medication ready for you to collect from them.

If you wish to order your prescription using this website you will first need to register for our online services.  Please call in to reception with some form of photographic identification and we will issue you with a password. 

Collections

We aim to send prescription requests to the pharmacy within 48 hours.  However, we would like to remind patients that if a prescription request is left at the surgery on Friday, it will not be sent to the pharmacy until the following Monday afternoon.  Please also allow time for the pharmacy to dispense your medication, which could take a further 48 hours.

In the case of a Bank Holiday weekend the prescription will not arrive at the pharmacy until Tuesday afternoon.  We will always do our best to assist any patient without a sufficient supply to carry them over the weekend. 

If you pay for your prescriptions, PLEASE check when collecting your medication from the pharmacy that you have the correct items & quantities before you pay. The practice is not liable for refunds and if notified can make the necessary amendments that are needed before a patient collects and pays for their medication.  

 

CHRISTMAS 2020 – PHARMACY OPENING TIMES

 

PHARMACY

ADDRESS

POSTCODE

TELEPHONE

CHRISTMAS DAY

SATURDAY

26th

BOXING DAY Monday 28th

NEW YEARS DAY

Specialist Medicines

Boots, Axminster

 

Trinity Square

EX13 5AP

01297 32288

Closed

0845 - 1500

Closed

Closed

No

Mortons Pharmacy

Axminster

Trinity Square

EX13 5AN

01297 32115

Closed

0900 - 1300

Closed

Closed

No

Beer Pharmacy

Beer

Fore Street

EX12 3JJ

01297 21823

Closed

0900 - 1300

Closed

Closed

No

Colyton Pharmacy

Colyton

Market Place

EX24 6JS

01297 552348

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

No

Boots

Honiton

123 High Street

EX14 1HR

01404 42666

Closed

0900 - 1500

Closed

Closed

No

Lloyds

Honiton

Honiton Surgery, Marlpits Road

EX14 2NY

01404 42762

1300 - 1500

0900 - 1300

Closed

Closed

No

Tesco

Honiton

Battishorne Way

Sidmouth Road

EX14 2XD

01404 539247

Closed

0900 - 1800

0900 - 1300

Closed

No

Lloyds

Seaton

Seaton Medical Practice, 148 Harepath Road

EX12 2DU

01297 20414

Closed

0900 - 1200

Closed

Closed

No

Lloyds

Seaton

43 Queen Street

EX12 2RB

01297 21898

Closed

0900 – 1730

Closed

Closed

No

Tesco

Seaton

Holiday Park Harbour Road

EX12 2PB

01392 501093

See Below

1100 – 1300

0700-2200

0900-1300

Closed

Yes

Boots

Sidmouth

Fore Street

EX10 8AH

01395 513307

Closed

0900 – 1730

1000 – 1600

1000 – 1600

No

Boots

Sidmouth

2 Woolbrook Road

EX10 8UU

01395 579566

Closed

0830 - 1300

Closed

Closed

No

Lloyds

Sidmouth

81 High Street

EX10 8LD

01395 513420

Closed

0900 – 1200

Closed

Closed

No

Lloyds

Sidmouth

Beacon Medical Centre, Sedemuda Road

EX10 9YA

01395 513478

1600 – 1800

0900 – 1300

Closed

Closed

No

 

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.

Wastage

As a practice we have carried out a significant amount of work to reduce the amount of wastage in prescribing.  We generally only prescribe one month’s medication at a time.  This means that if your medication has to be changed for any reason there is not a vast amount left that cannot be used.  Under current regulations the pharmacist is not allowed to take medication back into stock once it has been dispensed, even if it is in an unopened packet.  This makes it even more important that we keep prescribing at a sensible and safe level and only prescribe in monthly quantities.  We would ask that you do not order medication simply because it is on your repeat slip, only order what you need and are currently taking. 

Please help us keep waste to a minimum and contribute towards saving thousands of pounds of NHS money each year.

Always return out of date medicines or medications you are no longer taking to your local pharmacist and they will dispose of them safely.