Davyhulme Medical Centre

0161 748 5559

Repeat prescriptions

If agreed by the doctor, repeat prescriptions can be obtained without an appointment.

Requests for prescriptions can be made:

  • online. To register for this service you will need to bring proof of address (utility bill from within the past three months) and photo ID (Passport/photo driving licence) to the surgery reception
  • by handing in your request slip at reception
  • by post (please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope)
  • by handing it into one the following pharmacies:

Please note: to avoid any error, we cannot take prescription requests via telephone.

NHS electronic prescription services

This service allows prescriptions to be sent electronically from the surgery to your nominated pharmacy for collection. Please have a word with your chosen pharmacy or at our reception if you would like to use this service.

Medication review

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.

Collecting prescriptions

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed. Due to the high volume of prescriptions we are unable to contact patients to let them know their prescription is ready for collection.

NHS Prescription Charges/Exemptions

These charges apply in England only. For information about prescription exemptions please visit the NHS website

Minor Ailments Service

Our local chemists offer a Minor Ailments Scheme which enables patients to get some medications without prescription. Please click here to see details of medications available over the counter.

Recent Prescribing Guidance

In March 2018 NHS England published new prescribing guidance covering 35 minor, short term health conditions which are either self-limiting or suitable for self-care. A ‘self-limiting’ condition does not require any medical advice or treatment as it will usually clear up on its own (such as sore throats, coughs, colds and viruses) and a ‘minor illness that is suitable for self-care’ can be treated with items that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy. The new guidance from NHS England recommends that GPs no longer prescribe medicines that are readily available over the counter at pharmacies. Please click here for further details.