Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you require a repeat prescription you must contact the surgery at least 2 working days before you need the medication.

Medication is normally prescribed for 28 days.

The best way to order repeat medication is by logging on to our surgery computer system (SystmOne). This will allow you to view a list of your repeat medication and order what you require.

Creating your account only takes a couple of minutes, we just need a copy of your ID to issue a username and password. For security reasons these details can only be given to you in person. Please therefore call in to the practice, at your convenience.

Once registered please use the link at the top of this page.

Other methods of obtaining repeat medication include:

  • Use the repeat slip attached to your prescription and bring it into the surgery.
  • Use the repeat slip attached to your prescription and post to the surgery.

Please note: we cannot take prescription requests over the phone

Please also check the notes on your repeat slip to see if you require a medication review.  Failure to book a medication review may result in your repeat medication request being refused or delayed.

Please do not waste GP appointments - ensure that you remember to request your repeat medication in good time.

Dispensing

The dispensary is open from 08:30 – 18:30, Monday to Friday. You can get your medicines at the Surgery if you live more than a mile from a Chemist.

Other local pharmacies are as follows: 

 

 

 

 

Boots Pharmacy

10-14 Salisbury Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AR

 Tel: 01258 452824

Boots Pharmacy

3 Salisbury Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7AU

 Tel: 01258 453108

Boots Pharmacy

45 East Street

Blandford Forum

DT11 7DX

 Tel: 01258 452619

Mon

08.00 – 18.00

    08.30 – 17.30

   09.00 – 17.30

Tues

09.00 – 18.30

    08.30 – 17.30

   09.00 – 17.30

Wed

09.00 – 18.30

    08.30 – 17.30

   09.00 – 17.30

Thurs

09.00 – 18.30

    08.30 – 17.30

   09.00 – 17.30

Fri

09.00 – 18.30

    08.30 – 17.30

   09.00 – 17.30

Sat

09.00 – 17.30

    09.00 – 17.30

   09.00 – 17.30

Sun

CLOSED

CLOSED

     CLOSED

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.