Albert Road Surgery

Patients can order repeat prescriptions by telephone, by calling at reception or online via the link at the top of this page. Please note that new users to the online service are required to complete a simple registration.

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.

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): £7.85
  • 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 NHS Choices

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of clinics and healthcare services:

Chronic Disease Management

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes

Additional Services

  • Cervical smears
  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity services
  • Vaccinations and immunisations.

Contact Us

Telephone0191 300 9659
Opening Times
Monday8am - 6pm
Tuesday8am - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 6pm*
Thursday8am - 1pm
Friday8am - 6pm
Saturdayclosed
Sundayclosed
* Extended hours available, please ask reception for details