Prescriptions

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Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • In person - drop your repeat slip off 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.
     
  • By email - order by Email on
    prescriptions.rycroftsurgery@nhs.net - for Rycroft patients
    prescriptions.southhiendleysurgery1@nhs.net - for South Hiendley Surgery patients
     
  • Online - by clicking one of the links below. Please ensure you have a personal login to access the system.

Please note that the Practice can no longer accept requests for prescriptions via telephone.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Thank you

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions Online

If you are a patient aged 16 years or over, you can now order your repeat prescription using our internet booking service. Once registered for the internet service you can also book a routine appointment with your GP.

If you haven't registered yet you will need to visit our reception desk to sign up for the service. You will need to do this yourself in person and bring with you some form of ID such as photo driving licence or passport.

You can register online by clicking the link above, but you will still need to come into the surgery with a form of ID to be able to complete the process and use the service.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.

Private Prescriptions

The Practice no longer issues private prescriptions.

All GP Practices have recently received guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) regarding the issuing of private prescriptions. The legal advice is clear that in cases of treatment under the primary care contract, GP's may not issue private prescriptions and will be in breach of obligation if they do so as this is classed as defrauding the NHS.

Pharmacy Information

Hughes Chemist (Northern) Ltd (0.06 miles away)

Madeley Road
Havercroft
West Yorkshire
WF4 2JD

Telephone: 01226 722429

Opening:
Monday to Friday: (Closed 12:30 - 14:00) 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:30
Sunday: Closed

Whitworth Chemists Ltd (1.49 miles away)

Kinsley Medical Centre
Wakefield Road
Kinsley
WF9 5BP

Telephone: 01977 611571

Opening:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Shafton Pharmacy (2.24 miles away)

Shafton Pharmacy
Unit 1, High Street
Shafton
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S72 8NF

Telephone: 01226 780708

Opening:
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Lloydspharmacy (2.26 miles away)

45-49 High Street
Crofton
Wakefield
WF4 1NG

Telephone: 01924 862445

Opening:
Monday to Thursday: 08:30 - 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:30
Sunday: Closed

Lloydspharmacy (2.38 miles away)

10 Market Street
Hemsworth
Pontefract
WF9 4LA

Telephone: 01977 610874

Opening:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: Closed

The Grange Pharmacy (2.38 miles away)

The Grange Pharmacy
Highfield Road
Hemsworth
Pontefract
WF9 4DP

Telephone: unknown

Opening:
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

Lloydspharmacy (2.38 miles away)

6 Highfield Road
Hemsworth
Pontefract
WF9 4DP

Telephone: 01977 614748

Opening:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Medicine Cabinet

Below is a list of useful medicines and dressings. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions so you know how much medicine to take or to give to children, and how often to give it. If you're not sure, get advice from your pharmacist, GP or Health Visitor.

Never give the medicine more often than recommended, and don't give any more than the stated dose.

Keep all medicines locked-up and out of the reach of children.

Paracetamol: Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.

Paracetamol Mixture: For relief of pain or fever in young children.

Sedative Cough Linctus: For dry or painful coughs - but not coughs caused by common colds.

Menthol Crystals: Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs.

Vapour Rub: Again, for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose.

Antiseptic Solution: One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.

Antiseptic Cream: For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.

Calamine Lotion: For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites and stings and sunburn.

Dressing Strips: For minor cuts.

3" Wide Crepe Bandage: To keep dressings in place. To support sprained or bruised joints.

Gauze Squares: For cleaning cuts and grazes.

Thermometer: For fevers.