Repeat Prescriptions

It takes 48 hours to process a repeat prescription and this does not include weekends or bank holidays.

Patients who are on regular medication may request a repeat prescription via the repeat prescription form (attached to your prescription) or by letter enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope. One month’s supply is the usual amount.

Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page.

Telephone prescriptions requests will only be accepted between the hours of 10:00 and 12:00 on  0161 223 4211

If you have difficulty getting to the surgery to collect your prescriptions you may wish to contact a local chemist who might be able to arrange collection and delivery of your medication for you.

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.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

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.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

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