Prescriptions

Dispensary

          Dispensary Opening Hours

Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm
CLOSED
Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm
4.00pm – 6.00pm

 

EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTIONS OUTSIDE THESE HOURS BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY.

 

To order a repeat prescription by telephone please call 01538 704210. 

Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions are only taken between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Mon - Fri.

Receptionists are not able to take requests for repeat prescriptions.

 
DISPENSING PATIENTS

Please note that we are only able to dispense to patients who live more than 1 mile (1.6km) as the crow flies from a Pharmacy.

 

By giving us at least 48 hours notice we will be able to order most medication from our suppliers. If you are unable to do this we may have to give you a prescription to take to the chemist.

Unfortunately, medications are not always available as they may be out of stock at the manufacturers, to minimise your inconvenience please give as much notice as possible. 

 

You can now order your repeat prescriptions online via the patient access service. Please see the reception staff to obtain the necessary documentation to register for this service. 

 

Please note: we do not have an email address to process repeat prescriptions.

 

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 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 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.