To renew your MEDEX, you must speak to your GP who'll complete a new FP92a application form.
A MEDEX is valid for 5 years.
We'll send a letter reminding you that your MEDEX is about to expire one month before the expiry date if you’re under the age of 60.
If you’re over the age of 60, you're already entitled to free NHS prescriptions and do not need to apply for a new certificate.
If your MEDEX expires before your new certificate arrives, you must pay for your medication and ask the pharmacy for a FP57 refund receipt.
Once your MEDEX arrives, if it covers the date of the payment, take your FP57 refund receipt and MEDEX to any pharmacy and they'll refund you. All prescription refunds must be made within 3 months of payment.