Prescriptions

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

Requests for prescriptions can be made:

  • online – please speak to our reception team to register for this service
  • by handing in your request slip at reception
  • by post (please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope)
  • by handing it into one the following pharmacies:
  • Boots, Urmston or Stretford 0161 748 2317/865 7062
  • Reeds Chemist, Urmston 0161 748 2438
  • Boots Pharmacy, Davyhulme 0161 748 3016
  • Well Pharmacy 0161 748 2090/748 5472/748 1926
  • Lostock Pharmacy, Stretford 0161 865 1603
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Urmston & Davyhulme 0161 748 2966/748 2199
  • Urmston Pharmacy, Urmston
  • Malcolm’s Pharmacy 0161 747 2277
  • Wells Pharmacy 0161 748 2090

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. 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 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. The new guidance from NHS England recommends that GPs no longer prescribe medicines that are readily available over the counter at pharmacies.

Please click here for further details.