Bean Village Dispensary

 

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If you are registered with our practice and live more than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from a community pharmacy, you may be eligible to have your prescription dispensed at the Practice. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, we are unable to dispense for patients who live within a mile of a community pharmacy. If you are unsure whether you meet this criterion, please contact us.

 

Tel: 01474 709649

 

Dispensing Opening Times

Monday – Friday:  9am -12.30pm

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday: 2pm - 6.30pm

 

Dispensing Team

Our friendly team consists of an experienced pharmacy technician, a qualified dispenser and also a trainee dispenser. They can prepare, dispense and check medication prescribed by the GP for our dispensing patients and are on hand to help with repeat prescription requests.

 

Monitored Dosage System

If either yourself or someone you care for has problems remembering how or when to take prescribed medication, we may be able to help with a dosset box. This organises medication into different slots for each time of the day and each day of the week. Please note, however, that such a device might not be suitable for all patients and all medications, and so would need to be assessed by a clinician before such an aid can be offered.

 

Delivery Service

For our housebound dispensary patients, we can provide a FREE delivery service of your medication.

 

Medication Reviews

We provide a Dispensing Review Use of Medication (DRUM) for our dispensary patients, which can help identify any issues you are experiencing with your medication including side effects and other reasons you may not be taking your medication anymore. This review can be carried out by our pharmacy technician and practice pharmacists.

 

Prescription Charges and Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates

If you are not exempt from paying for prescriptions, please refer to: NHS prescription charges - NHS (www.nhs.uk) for up to date information on prescription charges.

If you require more than 12 prescribed medications each year, you could save money with a 12-month Prescription Prepayment Certificate. You can find information on how to apply and the cost of the certificate here

 

How to Obtain Urgent Medical Supplies

If you have run out of medication and the surgery is closed, you can call the out of hours GP service on 111. Alternatively, you could contact any community pharmacy for emergency supplies, however this would be at the discretion of the pharmacist and may incur a charge.