We are a dispensing practice and can therefore normally dispense to all our patients provided that they do not live within a mile of a chemist.
We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines at St Germans and a more limited one at Downderry. From time to time we may have to order some medicines – we can usually obtain these within 24 hours.
In order to reduce our prescribing costs we may dispense the generic equivalent of some of the medicines you are used to. They will basically be the same drug but may be made by a different manufacturer. Please check your supplies at home before you re-order to avoid stockpiling your medicines.
If you have repeat medication we will keep a record on the computer. You will be asked to attend for review from time to time to make sure that the medication is still appropriate or if a change is required.
To order your repeat prescription please return the prescription counterfoil marked with the medication you require to the main surgery or branch surgery either by hand, post or fax it to 01503 230713
Alternatively please fill in our online repeat prescription form
Please give us at least 48 working hours to complete the order and remember to allow extra time for bank holidays.
The telephone number for the dispensary is 01503 230999. This is to be used for queries only, NOT for repeat prescriptions. We kindly ask that you do not ring the dispensary to order your medication - we do not wish to upset you by refusing your request.
Medication can be collected at St Germans or Downderry surgeries so please specify when you make your request where you wish to collect them.
IF YOU PAY for your prescriptions PLEASE REMEMBER to bring either cash, cheque book, credit or debit cards. We are unable to give you your prescription without payment so please do not put the staff in a difficult position by coming without any money.
If you request a private prescription there will be a charge of £12.00 plus the cost of the drug which is subject to VAT. We do not accept requests for private prescriptions without being paid for them at the time of ordering. This includes some travel vaccines which are not available under the NHS scheme.
When you collect your prescription please check that it is correct before leaving the surgery.
EMERGENCY SUPPLY OF PRESCRIPTIONS
If you run out of your medication over a weekend an emergency supply can be obtained at a local pharmacy. Please take either the box that your medication comes in or your repeat slip. THIS IS FOR REPEAT MEDICATION ONLY and the pharmacy will give you four days supply to cover you until you can order in the normal way from the surgery.
NB: If you pay for your prescriptions then the normal prescription charge will apply for the four day supply given.