Prescriptions

How to Order your Prescription

  • Online
  • By Hand – drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.

Please allow two working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.

Colne Medical Centre has an onsite dispensary at its branch surgery at Alresford, where those patients who live in Alresford and Thorrington patients can have their prescriptions dispensed if this is more convenient.

Electronic Prescribing

Our aim is for patients to order their prescriptions online; the prescription is processed by the Doctor then sent to the nominated pharmacy automatically; the medication will be ready for collection at the pharmacy of your choice. We hope that this will lead to a quicker and more reliable way to get repeat prescriptions. You can register for this service by completing our online form or by collecting a form from our Reception.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications. If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please use this form.

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.