Private Prescriptions

As an NHS patient registered with us you will normally receive NHS prescriptions.

There are some exceptional circumstances when this is not the case and a Private Prescription will instead be issued. Note: there may be a charge for writing the prescription at the surgery, and the cost of the medication is also met wholly by the patient and is paid to the pharmacy (or dispensary for Long Crendon and Brill patients).

Prescriptions required for travel will be Private. However, a supply of your normal medication to cover you for a holiday lasting up to 3 months is covered by the NHS.

If you have been given a Private prescription by a consultant this will not automatically be converted to an NHS prescription for you. A prescription is a legal document and the doctor signing it is responsible for the treatment.