From 1st April 2017 the price of an NHS prescription will rise to £8.60 per item. As we prescribe within the NHS guideline of 28 day prescribing, patients on regular medication will have 13 issues per year, costing a minimum of £109.20
The cost of prepayment certificates has not risen- remaining at £29.10 for 3months or £104 for 12 months. It is therefore financially beneficial for all patients that pay to purchase a prepayment. The prepayment covers all NHS prescriptions including those issued by a dentist.
North Brink Practice Dispensary
About our Dispensary
Our dispensary located within the practice is open Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 18:00 (Please check our website for any closures within these hours).
Our Dispensers are qualified to a minimum of Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills and are supported by trained dispensary assistants with customer service skills.
The North Brink Practice has approximately 19,500 patients with the dispensary being responsible for issuing all prescription requests. We are able to dispense medications to Patients who live more than ONE mile from the nearest Pharmacy.
Text Messaging Service: We are able to send you a text message to let you know when your medication is ready to collect and you will also be informed about dispensary closures and other relevant information.
Delivery Service: We may be able to deliver medications to patients who are unable to collect from the practice in person. If you think you would benefit from home delivery, please speak to a member of our team to find out if you are eligible.
If you require a copy of the delivery schedule (including delivery days and routes) please speak to a member of the Dispensary team.
Repeat Prescriptions: Please view our Repeat Prescriptions tab for more details.
Please can we remind all patients that at the practice there is a 3 working day turn around time for all prescriptions and a 5 working day turn around time at a pharmacy. Please ensure that you order your medication before you run out to ensure that we have adequate time to prepare your prescription and medication.
For continuity planning please can we ask all patients to keep a copy of their repeat prescription in case of an emergency scenario where our electronic clinical system is down.
For more information on the services that we offer, speak to any one of the friendly dispensary team members.