Prescriptions & Dispensary

We are a dispensing practice. Those patients who live more than one mile from a pharmacy and who have registered as dispensing patients may have their prescriptions made up immediately after seeing the doctor at Beckington and Freshford surgeries.

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescription can be requested by either marking your requirements on your itemised computer slip attached to your previous prescription or online.

Manual repeat requests can be handed in or posted to Beckington, Fromefield or Freshford surgeries. Additionally we offer a once a week service in Norton St. Philip (Palairet Hall on a Tuesday morning between 9:15am and 9:30am) and at Rode Village Hall (on Tuesday afternoon between 2pm and 2:15pm).

We are also able to accept repeat prescription requests online. Please speak to the reception staff to register for this service.

For safety reasons, telephone requests are not accepted.

Please allow 2 working days for all repeat prescriptions. (Prescriptions received at Freshford on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday will not be available for collection until Friday.)

Prescriptions will normally be available for collection at the surgery where they were requested, unless one of the alternative options is marked at the top of the repeat slip. At Fromefield, circling one of the listed Frome pharmacies will enable you to collect your medication directly from that pharmacy, but please allow an extra 1-2 days for this service.

Your doctor will advise how frequently you need to have a consultation to review medication that is on repeat prescription. The next review date can be found on your repeat slip and, after this date, no further repeat prescriptions will be issued until a review has been undertaken. Medication reviews are necessary for the safe treatment of medical conditions.

Order Repeat Prescriptions Online using Patient Online Services

 

Prepaid Certificates

Prepaid Certificates are available and can save you money if you have a number of regular prescriptions. Please enquire at the dispensary, your local pharmacy or use this link for further information
http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2600.aspx

Unwanted excess or expired medication

Unwanted excess or expired medication should be safely disposed of by returning it to dispensary or your local pharmacy. For disposal of ‘sharps’ (needles etc.) please contact your local authority waste disposal services.