Church Elm Lane Medical Practice

Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9RR

Telephone: 020 8465 3000

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Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by posting in the repeat prescription box at the practice either the computerised slip from your last repeat or a written request.

If you would like your prescriptions to be sent electronically to a pharmacy, please complete EPS form (available at reception or print below link) and nominate a pharmacy then hand to reception desk.

From 1st of September 2023 all repeat prescription requests received after 4.30pm will be processed the following day and within 2 working days as per our Repeat Prescription Policy.  See table below.

Prescription requested by 4.30pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Day it will be sent to pharmacy or ready to collect Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday

Please do not contact the surgery before the 2 working days as indicated on the table above. Check with your nominated pharmacy before contacting the surgery.

Nomination form electronic


New medication can only be started by the doctor and never by receptionists. Previous medication cannot be re-started without the doctor’s authorisation. If you haven’t been seen by the doctor or nurse in the last six months, please make an appointment for when your next prescription is due. If you find you will need your medication sooner than usual, for example if you are going on holiday, please bring it to the attention of the receptionist in order for it to be dealt with efficiently.

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): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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