Albert Road Surgery

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients can order repeat prescriptions by telephone, by calling at reception or online.  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 or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.

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

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.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0300 330 1341

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on NHS Choices

Contact Us

Telephone0191 300 9659
Opening Times
Monday8am - 6pm
Tuesday8am - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 8pm*
Thursday8am - 1pm
Friday8am - 6pm
Saturdayclosed
Sundayclosed

What to do when we’re closed

• If you have a medical emergency, you should call the emergency services by dialling 999

• If you require medical advice please ring 111

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* Despite increasing financial pressures on General Practice throughout the NHS, our practice has opted to keep extended opening hours for our patients – did you know we run a late night GP surgery from 6:30pm – 8pm every Wednesday evening?

We hope this helps to deliver easy access to GP appointments for those patients who may be unavailable to attend appointments throughout the day e.g. those people who work.

All appointments are pre-bookable (and to be honest, they often get booked up pretty quickly) but they can be helpful if you want to make a future appointment e.g. a review of your medication in a few weeks time. If you’d like to make a late night appointment please speak to a member of our reception team.