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Our dispensary is available as a service to our patients who live more than one mile away from a chemist. Eg Thorner/Bardsey/East Keswick/Scarcroft patients.
Collingham dispensary is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (The telephone system is 8.00-6.00pm at Collingham) The dispensary at Collingham is open slightly reduced hours currently due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and reduced staff levels. It is taking 5 working days to turn around prescriptions currently, please bear with our staff during these challenging times.
Thorner dispensary is open 08.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. Due to social distancing guidelines, we can only allow 2 people in the dispensary at one time. You need to wear a face mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry to the practice. Thank you for your co-operation.
All other non-dispensing patients will need to use local pharmacies of their choice. These can be found on http://www.nhs.uk
Repeat prescriptions – can be arranged by faxing to the relevant surgery, ordering online or leaving the repeat slip each month with the dispensary.
Our qualified dispensers’ will check your request to ensure that:
- the item is available on a repeat basis
- the correct dosage is administered
- whether any scheduled health checks are due
To ensure that your prescription is ready for collection please allow 5 days to enable the dispensers’ to order the drugs and make up the prescription.
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
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.
Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line (https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppcwebsales/patient.do)
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
We feel it is important that all families should keep a reasonably stocked medical cabinet at home to deal with minor ailments.
Please read the instructions and cautions on the medication before you decide to use them and consult your community pharmacist if in doubt.
Remember all medicines should be stored in a box or cupboard with a lock and kept well out of the reach of children. Always check the expiry dates on medicines.
Suggested items for such a cabinet are:
- Paracetamol tablets
Useful for headaches, fevers, colds, sore throats, painful bruises, aches and pains
- Paracetamol mixture (ie Calpol, Disprol)
For relief of pain and fever in babies and young children.
- Ibuprofen (tablets or syrup)
Also for pain and fever in adults and children.
- Electrolyte sachets (Dioralyte)
For use in diarrhoea and vomiting.
- Menthol or similar inhalants
For mixing with hot water to make steam inhalations for treating dry and painful coughs, catarrh and sinusitis.
- Vapour rub/Karvol capsules
For relieving stuffy noses and dry coughs
- Antiseptic solution
For cleaning cuts and grazes.
- Antiseptic cream
For treating grazes, bites and septic spots.
- Calamine lotion
For insect bites, stings, itchy rashes and sunburn.
- Antihistamine tablets
For bites and itchy rashes.
Dressing for minor cuts.
- Crepe bandage
To support bruised and sprained joints.
- Cotton wool
For cleaning cuts and grazes.
- A Thermometer