Parkwood Surgery

Parkwood Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2LD

Telephone: 01442 250 117

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Prescriptions

From the 1st of April 2023, Parkwood Surgery will cease to accept repeat requests via email, website, either from patients or pharmacies. For more information, click on this link.

If you are on repeat medications, or wish to request medication that you have previously been prescribed by one of our doctors, you can request your medication in the following ways:

(please see this guide to explain how to set up your Patient Access account, link your account to Parkwood Surgery, and request repeat medication)

  • Use your paper repeat prescription form

(tick the medication(s) you require only, from the list attached to the prescription form –then post it or bring it in to the surgery)

We cannot accept any medication request over the telephone or via our website. Please submit medication requests in writing using the options described above, note that they may only be requested 7 days early.

Please allow 72 hours for your prescription request to be process, excluding weekends and bank holidays, it may take longer during busy periods.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see our pharmacist at least once each year to review these regular medications. This will normally take place during the patient’s month of birth. A notification should appear on your repeat prescription slip: please make an appointment in the month identified.

Prescription 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.

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

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website