Arbury Road Surgery

114 Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2JG

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Prescriptions

We have a dedicated prescription team to deal with all prescription and medication issues, they are here Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm (closed for lunch between 1:00pm & 2:00pm). They are available to speak to directly by calling them on 01223 321 673.

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:

  • If you have access to your online account you can order online.
  • Repeat slip ticked and posted into the prescription box on the front of the surgery.

Prescriptions will be sent to a chemist of your choice via the electronic prescribing service.

Electronic Prescription Service

As a practice we are able to offer an electronic prescribing service. This means you’ll no longer have to collect a paper prescription from the surgery – instead, you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.

You don’t need a computer for this – you can use it as long as both us and the chosen pharmacy offers the service. You can choose the most convenient place for you, such as nearest to your home, your work place or where you shop. To set this up please contact the prescription team on 01223 321 673.

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.

Current Prescription Charge – £9.15 per item 

Prescription Prepayment Certificates

If you know you’ll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC). A PPC covers all of your NHS prescriptions, including NHS dental prescriptions, no matter how many items you need.

There are two PPC options to choose from:

  •  3 month PPC – costs £29.65 / will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items.
  • 12 month PPC – costs £105.90 / will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

For more information or to order your PPC click this link.

Medical Exemptions

People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if:

  • they have one of the conditions listed below, and
  • they hold a valid medical exemption certificate

Medical exemption certificates are issued on application to people who have:

  • a permanent fistula (for example, a caecostomy, colostomy, laryngostomy or ileostomy) requiring continuous surgical dressing or requiring an appliance
  • a form of hypoadrenalism (for example, Addison’s disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential
  • diabetes insipidus or other forms of hypopituitarism
  • diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone
  • hypoparathyroidism
  • myasthenia gravis
  • myxoedema (hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement)
  • epilepsy requiring continuous anticonvulsive therapy
  • a continuing physical disability that means the person can’t go out without the help of another person – temporary disabilities don’t count, even if they last for several months

They are also issued for people undergoing treatment for cancer:

  • including the effects of cancer, or
  • the effects of current or previous cancer treatment

How to apply for a medical exemption certificate…

Ask our reception team or your doctor for an FP92A form to apply for a medical exemption certificate. Your GP will sign the form to confirm that your statement is correct.

For more information on this click this link.