594-596 Altrincham RoadBrooklandsManchester, M23 9JHTel: 0161 998 3818
There are three easy ways to request repeat prescriptions:
Please remember to allow 2 working days before collecting your prescription. Please note that weekends and bank holidays are not working days.
Repeat prescription requests WILL NOT be taken over the telephone.
Every year the NHS counts the cost of unused or wasted medicines. Last year, for an average practice, it was estimated that £225,000 was spent on unused (stockpiled) or wasted medicines.
This is an unnecessary cost that the NHS cannot afford – the same amount of money could buy other essential services for patients of this practice, for example it could shorten waiting lists and pay for:
There are a number of steps that can be taken by patients to help reduce the amount of money we are wasting on medicines including:
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery. Please note we cannot interrupt the doctors during consultations to get prescriptions signed.
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