DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE PREPAYMENT CERTIFICATE
Coronavirus Dispensary opening times
Mon-Fri 09.30 - 12.00 & 3.00-5.00pm
We have offered remote medication delivery for some years, but the current coronavirus situation means that the volume of medication using this method has suddenly substantially increased. We have been overwhelmed with community support to help manage this and thank everyone for their efforts keeping medication supplies running and supporting social distancing / shielding / isolation.
COLLECTION FROM THE SURGERY CONTINUES AS NORMAL (SEE BELOW)
IF VILLAGE DISTRIBUTION IS HELPFUL;
Medication is sent out on Mondays and Thursdays.
Requests can be received by sending your completed green repeat request slip back with the delivery service; fax (01223 872741) or on line (website, NHS app, or patient access). The NHS deems phone requests unsafe other than in a dire emergency.
We need adequate time in which to turn a medication request into a bagged prescription; we routinely manage this in 48 hours but do occasionally run behind. Our dispensers are doing their best and are working extra hours but demand is unprecedented at present. Please #BeKind and allow AT LEAST 2 clear working days. We will try and respond to urgent requests and do our best to rectify any issues but CANNOT promise to solve any disorganisation on your part!
If your medication is either a controlled drug or something that must remain at fridge temperature, then this must be arranged separately and may not be possible.
This service is primarily for patients who need regular medication. Anyone who has a regular prescription needs to advise us of their payment exemption details. For those in relevant age groups this is clear; anyone else should advise us of relevant details – please note exemptions for chronic diseases do need to be renewed! Exceptionally we can accept a cheque in advance of sending medication if you agree this with us in advance.
Village distribution points – ONLY to get medication to our resident village patients!
Any queries where medication is or will be sent; contact the surgery initially.
BARRINGTON ‘Box scheme’
Place: Barrington Village Shop
To request: Please write ‘BARRINGTON BOX’ clearly on your repeat request
Village contact details: Shop 01223 871743, Cllr Peter Bird 07976 900435, Cllr Jacquie McBride 07881 814244, Claire Mackenzie 07876 030328, Philippa Priddle 07815 550002, Sam Campbell 07803 737518
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Collect meds from shop OR if you have arranged a food delivery with the shop, they will also deliver your medication if requested.
FOXTON ‘Box scheme’
Place: Foxton Village Shop or 9 West Hill Road (home of Barbara Black) To request: Please write ‘FOXTON BOX’ or 'BARBARA'S BOX' clearly on your repeat request.
Village contact details: Email: email@example.com or call Jill Buggey on 07841 511962 or Barbara Black on 01223 528880 or 07817 150312.
How to get medication:
Collection from shop. Volunteers in the community are already offering a medication delivery service; use village contact details if you would like us to pick up and deliver your medications.
Collection from Barbara's Box: Community volunteers will deliver your medication to your doorstep, ring the bell and wait to check it is taken in before leaving. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call either of
HARSTON ‘Box scheme’:
Place: Meadow Way Community Centre
To request: Please write ‘HARSTON BOX’ clearly on your repeat request
Village contact details: Susan Bowden-Pickstock 01223 873284
How to get medication: Harston Parish Council along with Susan have a volunteer delivery network; contact Susan initially and check here for any updates.
HASLINGFIELD ‘Box Scheme’
Place: Haslingfield Village Shop
To request: Please write ‘HASLINGFIELD BOX’ clearly on your repeat request
Village contact details: Lawrence Hopkins 01223 871791
How to get medication: Collect from shop or use contact details for delivery needs.
The Community Support phone number is 07545 159828. Please call this number if you are a resident of Haslingfield and need advice or help.
HAUXTON ‘Box scheme’ & Mill View 'Box scheme'
Place: South Cambs Physio, 12 Church Road, Hauxton
To request: Please write ‘HAUXTON BOX’ or 'MILL VIEW BOX' clearly on your repeat request
Village contact details: Jane Ward 870930 / 07803 001853 email@example.com or Nicola Loraine 07939 970164who is the Mill View contact.
How to get medication: Collect from the physio premises or if in difficulty and need delivery/help then use contact details.
Residents of MILLVIEW will have their medication delivered to the door.
NEWTON ‘Box scheme'
Place: A restarted service initially with personal delivery arranged by Dr Mike
To request: Please write ‘NEWTON BOX’ clearly on your repeat request
Village contact details: Janet Cowling 07802 732079
or Sarah Wells 07910 578615
How to get medication: Janet or Dr Mike Knapton will liaise directly with villagers initially. (Look after him as he is a true treasure and taught some of us most of what we know…)
THRIPLOW/FOWLMERE ‘Box scheme’
Place: Thriplow Village shop
To request: Please write ‘THRIPLOW/FOWLMERE BOX’ clearly on your repeat request
Village contact details: Maureen 01763 208958
How to get medication: Collect from shop or call the above number if you are a resident of Thriplow/Fowlmere and need advice or help with the delivery of your meds
Repeat prescriptions should be requested no less than 48 hours in advance by
- online via the form above (please note you cannot pay online for repeat prescriptions)
- by fax on 01223 872741
- forwarding the repeat slip to the dispensary via the village box system which operates on Monday and Thursday in the following villages: Hauxton, Thriplow, Foxton, Barrington, Haslingfield, Harston, Newton & Wisbey's Yard. If you would like your medication delivered to any of these boxes, please ask at the Dispensary for a request form to complete. (If you pay for your prescriptions please send the correct money with the request.)
- if in urgent need only, telephone 01223 871588 between 11.45-12.15 and 3.30 - 4.00
Repeat prescriptions take approx 48 hours to process:
If you request on,
Monday, for collection Thursday
Tuesday, for collection Friday
Wednesday, for collection Monday
Thursday for collection Tuesday
Friday for collection Wednesday
Dispensary patients can obtain their medicines directly from the surgery. We follow good prescribing practice and usually prescribe medication on a monthly basis. If you are entitled to free prescriptions please show appropriate evidence to our dispensary staff. If you pay for prescriptions and need regular medication it is most cost effective to purchase a 'pre-payment certificate' (PPC). People who have to pay for more than 3 prescription items in 3 months, or 12 items in 12 months, could save money by buying a PPC. Information about how to do this on line or over the phone is here - you cannot do this at the dispensary but are welcome to use our free NHS wifi to do this whilst you wait.
28 Day Prescribing
In line with national prescribing guidelines and local Clinical Commissioning Group recommendations, we are now prescribing for a maximum of 28 days at a time (exceptions apply e.g. holidays). This has been proven to reduce wastage of medicines (£100 million annually) by 15% where this has already been implemented in other parts of the country. The majority of prescriptions have already been for 28 days for some years. As a Practice we are committed to following these recommendations and hope that you will understand the reasoning behind this policy.
For those on regular medication there are 13 x 28 day periods in a year, making it cheaper to purchase a pre-payment certificate than pay per item each month. A prepayment certificate covers any other medications you might need and we would encourage patients to use this wherever possible (unless entitled to maternity or other medical exemption)