The Broadway Surgery

179 Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, Brighton, BN2 5FL

Telephone: 01273 600888

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Prescriptions

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

  • In person – drop your repeat slip off at the surgery having carefully ticked the items required.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online – follow the link at the top of this page to complete a simple registration.

Non-repeat items (acute requests) 

Non-repeat prescriptions, known as ‘acute’ prescriptions are medicines that have been issued by the Doctor but not added to your repeat prescription records. This is normally a new medication issued for a trial period, and may require a review visit with your Doctor prior to the medication being added onto your repeat prescription records.

Some medications are recorded as acute as they require to be closely monitored by the Doctor. Examples include many anti-depressants, drugs of potential abuse or where the prescribing is subject to legal or clinical restrictions or special criteria. If this is the case with your medicine, you may not always be issued with a repeat prescription until you have consulted with your Doctor again.

Hospital requests 

When you are discharged from Hospital you should normally receive five days supply of medication.

On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the Hospital, please visit the Surgery to provide them with this information, or post the details via S.A.E, before your supply of medication has run out.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP first, and if necessary your Doctor will provide you with a prescription. The Practice will endeavour to have this available by 4pm on the same day, however your prescription cannot be issued until your medical details are checked by the Doctor; therefore on occasion, you may be advised to collect it the following day.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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

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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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

Opening Times

  • Monday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    03:00pm to 06:00pm
    Please call 0300 555 5252
  • Tuesday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    03:00pm to 06:00pm
    Please call 0300 555 5252
  • Wednesday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    03:00pm to 06:00pm
    Please call 0300 555 5252
  • Thursday
    09:00am to 06:30pm
    GP is on call via IC24 number from 13:00
    Please call 0300 555 5252
  • Friday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    03:00pm to 06:00pm
    Please call 0300 555 5252
  • Saturday
    08:00am to 02:00pm
    (Strictly By Appointment Only)
  • Sunday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    Open Alternate Sundays - Book Via Reception
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