With the agreement of your GP you can get further supplies of regular medicines without having to be seen by a doctor every time.
Requests must be made in writing to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings; it is best to use the special form which is attached to your prescription and which can be easily reprinted at reception if you mislay it.
This form shows all items which are currently authorised, you need to tick the items you require, you do not have to order every item every time, for example if you only take one item occasionally, but please try to order no more than once a month.
You can also use our Emis Access online repeat prescription service if you are signed up with a username and password (available from reception).
Prescriptions are processed in the order they are requested. To allow time for necessary checks to be made we need 2 full working days to issue prescriptions so please allow for this when ordering.
If you need your prescription issued very early or for a longer duration than usual because you are going on holiday, please explain your need in writing on the form. Usually we do not issue prescriptions more than 10 days before they are due.
To Obtain a Repeat Prescription of Regular Medication
If you are on long-term medication and eligible for repeat prescriptions you can order in a number of ways:
- In person – hand your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
- By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope and we’ll post it back to you.
- By fax – to 0161 274 4821.
- Online – registered users can order repeats online at Emis Patient Access If you are not registered for this service please complete the online access registration form.
- via a pharmacy of your choice
- Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account..
- You may have to come in and see the doctor before the medication is issued, so make sure you order your medication in good time.
- Online requests are picked up until 12.30 pm. (Any request made after this time will be actioned the following working day). Please leave two full working days between ordering repeat medication and its collection.
- Any medication order placed after 12.30pm will be sent for processing on the next working day (Monday – Friday) and will be issued accordingly.
- We will only issue 1 month’s medication at a time. If you have a very special, one off, reason for asking for more than 1 month’s supply please provide details as this will have to be approved by your GP.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor 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.
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 twelve months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.
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.
For more information on Prescription charges please visit: www.nhs.uk