Repeat Prescriptions

Patient Access

Please note you need to sign up at reception to use Patient Access for the first time.

Ordering Your Prescription

How to place an order for a repeat prescription:

  • Completing the repeat prescription slip provided with your medication.
  • Email your request to [email protected]
  • Online Via EMIS Patient Access – Read More

Your repeat prescription request can be hand delivered or posted:

  • Using the post box in the surgery
  • Using the external post box outside of normal surgery hours
  • Or post to Merepark Medical Centre, Alsager Health Centre, Sandbach Road South, Alsager, ST7 2LU. Please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope if you require your paper prescription posted back to you.

Occasionally the doctor may request that you book an appointment to discuss your prescription request.

All patients receiving repeat prescriptions will need to be reviewed by a doctor or nurse at least annually for monitoring and review of their medication.

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

Please allow 48 hours from ordering your repeat prescription to picking up the medication.

Prescription and Medication Queries

If you have a query regarding your medication or prescription and you would like some further information. Please email the surgery your query at [email protected] once a response has been determined by a clinician, a member of the team will either email you the response or contact you by telephone. You can also contact the medical centre on 01270 275600 selecting option 1 to discuss your query if you feel you need an urgent response. 

Prescription Charges

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.

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: £35.25

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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

How your Pharmacy can help

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