Ordering repeat prescriptions

The easiest ways to order your repeat prescriptions are:


Click here to register for a Patient access account *

Once registered you will need to bring to the surgery:

  • Proof of address (utility bill from within the past three months)
  • Photo ID (Passport/photo driving licence)

So we can activate the account

Please note: to avoid any error, we cannot take prescription requests via telephone.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed.


Collecting your prescription

You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.

You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from.  We call this nominating a pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:

  • On the NHS App
  • Via Patient access
  • Completing the contact us form
  • In person at the GP practice reception
  • At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

Questions about your medication

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

Go to Medicines A to Z (NHS uk)

If you would like to speak to someone at the surgery about your prescription:

  • Telephone 0161 928 9621 after 11am and ask for a call back from our practice pharmacist
  • Contact us using the online medication query form

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year for a review

The date this is due should appear on your repeat prescription slip.

When we contact you please ensure you book an appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

What to do with old medicines

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from.

Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

Electronic Prescribing Service

This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.

This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.

To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.

For more information please click here.

About pharmacists

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

> Find a pharmacy

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.


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): £9.65
  • 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 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

Find out more about prescription charges in the uk.