Repeat Prescriptions

Please allow 3 working days. We do not do 'same day' prescriptions.

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You can order your repeat prescription as follows:

EPS Electronic Prescribing Service

This is a free NHS Service available to all non dispensing patients.  Patients can choose to have their repeat prescriptions sent to a pharmacy of their choice which may be more convenient for you.  Patients wishing to sign up for this service should advise the Dispensary team which would be your nominated pharmacy, once signed the prescription will be sent to your pharmacy of choice electronically for collection in the normal way.

Online

You can now order your repeat prescription online at your convenience.  Please use the Online services section to view the alternative ways available to do this.

                                              Patients must be aged 16 and over to use this service

Prescription Box

There is a box outside the dispensary window specifically for repeat prescription requests.  All you need to do is write down your name, date of birth, current address and the medication you require and put it in the box.  Your request will be dealt with as normal.

Post

You may also put a request in writing and send it to us by post.

Email

Please email dispensary direct if you would prefer this option- blandford.dispensary@nhs.net.

If you are unable to use any of these online or email options and require further assistance please speak to your pharmacy who may be able to assist you.

The Dispensary operating hours are as follows: 

Mon - Fri  8am - 6.30pm

Please allow 3 full working days for the practice to process your repeat prescriptions; this is for all patients including those that are dispensing.

Prescription Charges for Dressings

Under the NHS, dressings supplied at the surgery that are used to treat wounds, do incur a prescription charge unless you have any exemption as displayed on the back of a regular prescription Part 1.  

Depending on how many visits you need to attend and the variety of dressings used, there may be more than one prescription charge.  You will be informed of an estimated cost during the consultations.  If not exempt, you will be asked to pay for the prescription for the dressings.

In some circumstances we may suggest a setting up pre-payment, which is a one off payment to cover all prescription charges over a 3 month period.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to speak to a doctor, pharmacist, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and reminders will appear on your repeat slip. Please check with your chemist if there are any messages on your repeat slip if you are not taking it away with your medication.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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