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The Old Dispensary , 32 East Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1PLTel: 01202 880786
Note to patients:
The website repeat prescription system is only available to existing users all new users will need to sign up for EMIS using the link below.
If you post your slip in and wish the prescription to be sent back to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Local chemists Boots (Quarterjack), Sturminster Marshall, Colehill Pharmacy and Walford Mill Pharmacy will be happy to arrange collection of your prescription and dispense it for you. We are also able to send prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of your choice anywhere in the country as long as the pharmacy is on the EPS system.
If you are going on away and think you may need an extra supply or an earlier than usual prescription, please let us know in plenty of time before your prescription is due.
Please allow two full working days before collecting your prescription.
We can arrange delivery for housebound patients but please check with the pharmacy to see if they charge a delivery fee.
URGENT prescription requests
If you are on holiday or visiting the local area and find that you have run out of or forgotten your repeat medication, during working hours (8am-6.30pm) in the first instance you should contact your regular GP who should be able to electronically send your prescription request to a local pharmacist or post or fax the prescription. If you urgently require medication out of hours (after 6pm on Friday) or on a bank holiday, you should contact a local pharmacist who may be able to process a supply of repeat medication* to you.
*Please note this service is not available for controlled drugs
Old medicines and carrying of drugs
We don’t dispose of used sharps or receive unwanted controlled drugs or dispose of unwanted medicines: These should be returned to the issuing pharmacist. We keep NO controlled drugs on the premises and the doctors carry NO controlled drugs in their bags.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.
Find out more about the prescription payment certificate
Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.