Dispensing Medicines

Patients who live within one mile of a Dispensing Chemist are obliged to have their prescriptions dispensed by the Pharmacist. Other patients may have their medicines dispensed at the surgery. We can advise you if you are in any doubt as to your rights. These are Government regulations and unfortunately we have no discretion in the matter.

Prescriptions charges are set at the current rate by the Government and should be paid as your drugs are collected. We are obliged to ask for proof of exemption to charges and you will be asked to sign the back of the prescription indicating your entitlement to free medicines.

Repeat Prescriptions
Those patients on regular medication are allowed a certain number of repeats of this medication without seeing the Doctor or Nurse. The number of repeats is decided on by the Doctor or Nurse, who will want to review your progress from time to time.

One month’s supply of drugs will normally be supplied on each occasion. Repeat prescription requests will be dealt with within two working days of receipt either by handing in your repeat slip or by using our Appointments Online service. For non-dispensing patients, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you would like your prescription mailed to you. If you wish to collect your prescription from the local Chemist please indicate this to the dispenser who will record this on your computer record.

Repeat medication can be ordered:

  • online using the Patient Access service
  • returning the right hand side of the script to the practice
  • asking your regular pharmacy to manage your prescriptions on your behalf

If you have any difficulty with this please let us know and we will discuss the various options with you.