Orchard Family Practice

The Red Suite, Rainham Healthy Living Centre, 103-107 High Street, Rainham, Kent ME8 8AA

Telephone: 01634 568200


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You can request your repeat medication by indicating the items you require on the tear-off slip of your prescription, and posting it to us or putting it into to red box outside of the building.

If you enclose a stamped self addressed envelope we will post your prescription to you.

You can also request your prescription by emailing us on orchardfamilypractice@nhs.net. You must include your name, date of birth, and state what medication your require.

Alternatively, you can order your repeat prescription online via Emis Access. To sign up to this service please collect registration forms from reception.

If you already have an account you can log in here https://app.patientaccess.com/login

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked book a review at least once a year to review these regular medications. You do not need to book an appointment for a review unless advised to by the practice.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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