Repeat Prescriptions

Prescription Requests can be ordered via the following ways:

  • Online services such as the NHS app
  • Email to:
  • Drop the request into our letterbox on our front door
  • Via post to: Duke Street Surgery, 4 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1LF

Same day requests will be reviewed on an individual basis and will not be done routinely.

If the item you are requesting is not on repeat or you have not had for some time please be aware that it may not be issued and you may need to speak to the GP.


We will send your prescription electronically to your nominated pharmacy within 3 working days.

This is our turn around time and does not include how long it takes for the pharmacy to process.
It may be possible for you to arrange for your chemist to deliver, please ask them for further details.

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.

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65

If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money.

A PPC costs:

  • £.31.25 for 3 months
  • £111.60 for 12 months
  • a 12-month PPC for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) only is £19.30

The quickest way to buy a PPC is to buy it online.

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