The Old Surgery

572 Green Lane, London, N8 0RP

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Telephone: 0300 033 7867

Fax: 0300 033 7868

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There are a number of options open to patients when ordering repeat prescriptions:

  • In person – drop your computerised repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post – send it to us remembering to enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By Email- send us an email at theoldsurgery@nhs.netwith your date of birth, name and the items you require and you can collect the script within 48 hours.
  • Online – Kindly contact the practice for the online document.

Please note that unless exceptional circumstances exist we are unable to accept requests for medication over the telephone.

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 can be collected from the surgery  between 10:00am and 13:50 and between 16:00 and 18:00 all days except on a Thursday when the surgery closes at 13:50.

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): £7.65
  • 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.

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