Advice & Information

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Repeat Prescriptions

Patients who require agreed, regular medication will be able to reorder their medication via the following methods:

  • Calling in to the practice
  • Via EMIS online access
  • Repeat dispensing service via your nominated pharmacy

If you request a new medication to be issued, a member of our team will contact you for further details to ensure safe prescribing. If you have not had a medication issued for over 3 months, you may require a clinical review before this can be issued.

Please note that 48hours (2 working days) notice is required prior to prescription pick up to allow clinicians time to check your prescription.

Electronic Prescribing (EPS) patients should speak to a receptionist or their pharmacy of choice to nominate which pharmacy their EPS should be sent.

Repeat Dispensing is a service from your pharmacy. If you are stable on your medication for more than 3 months then you can apply.

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Prescription Fees

NHS prescription costs

  • current prescription charge – £9.00 per item (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery)
  • three-month PPC – £29.10; this will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months
  • 12-month PPC – £104.00; this will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 a week.

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

If you need to access the services below, the medicines you’re prescribed are free:

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Repeat Request

Our prescription line is open between 2-4pm every day, however to reduce telephone waiting time you may wish to consider registering for our online access service whereby you can request your repeat medication electronically and reduce time taken coming into the practice.

Please Note: New Silksworth Medical Practice do not have a dedicated prescription line.
You can request your prescription electronically through online access service.

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Online appointment booking
Order or view repeat prescriptions online
Online access to view your record

You must be registered with your GP’s online service to access the facilities.

Find Your Registered Practice

The Galleries Health Centre

Washington, NE38 7NQ

Pennywell Medical Centre

Sunderland, SR4 9AS

Barmston Medical Centre

Barmston, NE38 8JF

South Hylton Surgery

Sunderland, SR4 0LS

New Silksworth Medical Practice

Sunderland, SR3 2AN

Services available across our practices

District Nurses

Manage care within the community, rather than in a hospital or private clinic.

Family Planning

All of the doctors are available to give advice on family planning


Care from hospital and community midwives


We provide weekly Childhood Immunisation Clinics

New Patients

We accept new patients who fall within the practice area

Smoking Cessation

We can provide you with help and advice on quitting smoking


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