Cumberland House SurgerySunderland StreetMacclesfieldCheshire, SK11 6JLTel: 01625 428081
This practice issues OVER 700 repeat prescriptions every week. To ensure your request is processed:
Repeat prescription requests are not taken over the telephone.
There is a box for requests on the ground floor of Waters Green Medical Centre, and in the surgery to put your request slips into. Alternatively you can post your request to the surgery - if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we will return it to you.
Repeat Prescription Policy
Every pharmacy in Macclesfield offers a collection and delivery service so prescription requests could also be given to your usual pharmacy.
We now issue prescriptions via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
Prescriptions are ordered in exactly the same way, however with EPS prescriptions are sent electronically to the Pharmacy of your choice. All patients need to do is nominate a pharmacy. Prescriptions will then go electronically to this pharmacy. If you wish to change your pharmacy speak to reception or your new pharmacy and a new allocation can be done. Almost all pharmacies all over the country can accept electronic prescriptions so if you work away from the area this can be ideal.
If you have any questions about your medicine, such as what your medicine is for, how you should take it, any possible side effects etc., you can speak to our practice pharmacist, Helen Bianchi on 01625 264062.
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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Practice leaflet on Benefits of a Medication Review
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will 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
Please allow two working days, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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