The Uplands Medical Practice

Whitefield Health Centre, Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8GH

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NHS

Telephone: 0161 766 8221

BUCCG.UplandsMedicalPractice@nhs.net

Prescriptions

You can order your prescription several ways:

  • Online:

New users are required to register for online services. This system enables you to see a copy of the current repeat medication that has been authorised for you by the doctor and for which you have not yet used the quota of issues before the doctor needs to review your medication

To register for online services please fill in the online form here.

Once you have received your letter simply follow the How to Complete your Registration Guide‘.  Remember there is no need to register more than once, registering online will include access to online appointments

Patients are advised that in order to activate and access your Repeat Prescriptions online, proof of identification will need to be presented in person at your GP Practice. This will be photo ID and proof of address preferably a bank statement.

Should you experience any problems please refer to the Patient Frequently Asked Questions Guide, should you continue to encounter problems please contact your GP Practice who will be able to help you.

  • In person – hand your repeat slip in at the reception.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want it posted back to you.
  • Via a chemist – enquire with your usual chemist if they will order it for you.

Please note we do not accept telephone requests

Prescriptions can be sent electronically to the chemist of your choice using the EPS service.  Register at your chemist for this service.

Medication Reviews

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. As a patient it is your responsibility to ensure you have enough medication to last until your prescription is completed. Any prescription requests we receive after 11:30am will not begin to be processed until the following working day, taking up to 72 hours.

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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.60
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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