Dispensing

We are a Dispensing Practice with our dispensary based at the Broadclyst surgery. Dispensing doctors are GPs who are allowed to both prescribe and dispense prescription-only medicines to certain patients. Community Pharmacies (Chemists) are often not financially viable in rural areas, which is why some GPs have been allowed to dispense medicines themselves. The system is tightly controlled and we are only allowed to dispense for those patients who live more than 1 mile/1.6km from a Community Pharmacy (as the crow flies).

If you aren’t sure whether you are eligible for dispensing, just ask at reception. A home delivery service is available for dispensing patients, for more details ask at the Dispensary. We offer an automatic repeat medication service for patients who are on regular medication. For patients that require it, we can also offer a weekly medication dosage system in blister packs.