Prescriptions

Ways of Ordering Your Repeat Prescriptions:

By Phone

Ring the Prescription Order Line on 0114 372 3000 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday

Carterknowle and Dore Medical Practice is pleased to offer you a new telephone service to order your repeat prescriptions. Trained NHS healthcare staff will take your phone call and make sure you receive medications that are suitable for you as well as the correct quantity of medication.

This means you will have greater control about getting the medicines you really need at the right time.  Please see the leaslet below for more information:

Sheffield NHS Prescription Order Line- Information Leaflet.pdf

Via Reception

Available both at Carterknowle & Dore

You can come down to both our surgeries and physically hand in either the prescription counterfoil, or one of our repeat prescription request slips. 

These can be placed in the designated Repeat Prescription Request boxes found in both receptions.

By Post

To:

Carterknowle Road Surgery
1 Carterknowle Road
Sheffield
S7 2DW

Please enclose a self addressed envelope, if you wish your prescription to be returned to you.

Important Information

We no longer accept repeat prescriptions ordered on your behalf by pharmacies.  If you use this method and you do not think you will be able to take advantage of the Prescription Order Line, please look below for different ways of getting your prescription.

Additional Information

If it will assist you, the local chemists (Co-operative Pharmacy at Dore and Moss Chemists on Abbeydale Road) will collect your prescriptions from the surgery so that you can obtain your medication directly from them.

All patients on repeat medication are required to have regular reviews and failure to attend for these may result in your medication being unavailable unless you see a doctor. If a hospital changes your medication, you must inform us so that we can amend our records. New patients need to see a doctor before their first repeat prescription can be given.

Issuing of repeat prescriptions by the surgery team or through your pharmacy may require the Sheffield NHS Prescription Order Line staff to look at your medication record.

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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.