Welcome to Manchester Road Medical Centre
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ‘REPEAT PRESCRIPTION’ ORDERING IN CHESHIRE
What is changing?
We are asking you to order your Medicine directly from us at the surgery, rather than allowing your repeat prescriptions to be ordered on your behalf by your pharmacy. If you already order your own repeat prescription, you will not be affected.
Why is this happening?
Areas around the country have been looked at and it has been identified that it is safer and reduces waste when patients order their own prescriptions. Over ordering, stockpiling and unused medicines cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year, money that we believe can and should go to provide vital health services. Our NHS needs everyone to work together to make sure only medicines that are needed are requested and used properly.
What do I need to do?
From 6th February 2017 the practice will only accept repeat prescription requests from you or your carer. From this date onwards, you will need to order your prescription using one of the following options.
Register with practice to order online - please see information sheet on how to do this enclosed.
Ask us for a right hand side copy of your repeat medication. You can tick the items required and drop it in to the practice or post it to us.
When you are ordering your prescription please take the time to remember to ‘think before you tick’ our think before you tick campaign aims to reduce medicines waste, it reminds all patients to only order what they need. This is a good opportunity for everyone to check their cupboards and to either use their in-date medication before ordering more or to take out of date medication that are no longer required to your pharmacy for safe disposal.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
There is a ramp and downstairs toilet facilities for disabled patients. Downstairs consulting rooms are available for patients who find climbing the stairs difficult. Please inform the receptionist when booking your appointment if a downstairs room is required.
(Site updated 17/05/2017)