The Urmston Group Practice

0161 755 9870

Repeat prescriptions

If agreed by the doctor, repeat prescriptions can be obtained without an appointment.

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made:

  • via online services – ask at reception or click here for more information
  • in writing (handwritten or computer slip)
  • dropped into the repeat prescription request boxes (inside and outside the building)
  • handed into the pharmacy of your choice

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

NHS electronic prescription services

This service allows prescriptions to be sent electronically from the surgery to your nominated pharmacy for collection. Please speak with your chosen pharmacy or with our reception team if you would like to use this service.

Medication review

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.

Collecting prescriptions

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed. Due to the high volume of prescriptions we are unable to contact patients to let them know their prescription is ready for collection.

NHS Prescription Charges/Exemptions

These charges apply in England only.

  • Current prescription charge – £9.00 per item (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery)
  • Three-month PPC – £29.10. This will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months
  • 12-month PPC – £104.00. This will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year
  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030 For information about prescription exemptions please visit the NHS website

Minor ailments service

Our local chemists offer a Minor Ailments Scheme which enables patients to get some medications without prescription. Please click here (LINK TO MEDICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM PHARMACIES doc) to see details of medications available over the counter.