There are several ways to request your medication via prescription:
- Using the online service – please ask at reception for details.
- Call into the practice with your repeat prescription slip ticking the items you require.
- By post – please provide a stamped addressed envelope with your completed repeat prescription form.
- Via fax: Chester Road fax: 0161 866 8688. Seymour Grove fax: 0161 877 7103
Please note: to avoid any error, we cannot take prescription requests via telephone (unless you are housebound and have made prior arrangements with your GP)
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. Please note: not all chemists in the area collect from North Trafford Group Practice so patients will need to check collection arrangements and allow additional time before collection from the chemist.
Medication reviews: when it is time to review your treatment a message will be sent, usually via your prescription slip or by text, asking you to attend a medication review before your next prescription is due.
NHS Prescription Charges/Exemptions:
These charges apply in England only. For information about prescription exemptions please visit the NHS website
- Prescription (per item): £9.00
- 12-month prescription prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
If you have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. For telephone advice and order line call 0845 850 0030 or for further information click here
Minor Ailments Service:
Our local chemists offer a Minor Ailments Scheme which enables patients to have some medications without prescription. Please follow this link to see details of medications available over the counter.
Recent Prescribing Guidance:
In March 2018 NHS England published new prescribing guidance covering 35 minor, short term health conditions which are either self-limiting or suitable for self-care. A ‘self-limiting’ condition does not require any medical advice or treatment as it will usually clear up on its own (such as sore throats, coughs, colds and viruses) and a ‘minor illness that is suitable for self-care’ can be treated with items that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy. These conditions include indigestion, mouth ulcers and warts and verrucae.
The new guidance from NHS England recommends that GPs no longer prescribe medicines that are readily available over the counter at pharmacies. Vitamins, minerals and probiotics are also included. Patients who receive free prescriptions will not automatically be exempt from this guidance. We hope that you will understand the reasons why it is important that the NHS do not issue prescriptions for items that can be bought over the counter.