Waters Green Medical CentreSunderland StreetMacclesfieldCheshire, SK11 6JLTel: 01625 429555
This practice issues over 500 repeat prescriptions every week so 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.
Every pharmacy in Macclesfield offers a collection and delivery service so prescription requests could also be given to your usual pharmacy.
We make every effort to get your prescription ready on time and can do them at short notice, in an emergency. Please remember though that the process takes 48 hours. When we rush a prescription through, we have to disturb a doctor, who is usually already in surgery, so this means stopping their train of thought and disturbing the consultation with a patient. Remember that patient could be YOU! So please think twice, is it really urgent?
At Park Green Surgery we process over 2,000 prescriptions a month. All prescriptions are checked and signed by the doctor who would usually see you. If you have been to an outpatient appointment and need medication adding to your list the prescription will be issued 48 hours after the GP has received a letter from your or the hospital. Your medication could be due for review, which means you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. We will always issue you with a repeat prescription until you can get an appointment, but this all takes time!
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
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