There are several ways you can order a prescription:
- Online – you may register for our online services and order via the link at the top of this page or send your request through to firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by your name and Date of Birth.
- By Post or by hand – please request your repeat prescriptions using the counter foil (right side of prescription) attached to your previous prescription or by written note. Please include a SAE if you wish us to post it back to you and allow 5 days.
- Via a Chemist – many chemists now offer a delivery service, telephone your local chemist to enquire (see below).
For prescription requests we require a 72 hour (3 days) turn around. If a request is submitted on a Friday we will try to have it ready for the following Monday afternoon, as the surgery is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
If you have any queries about your prescription please call the surgery.
Cohens Chemist Atherton Health Centre 01942 883848
Boots Chemist 82 market Street Atherton 01942 883455
Lloyds Pharmacy 23 Church Street, Atherton 01942 882023
Newbrook Pharmacy 56 Newbrook Road 01942 656798
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.
Prescriptions charges and exemptions
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.