Am I a dispensing or non-dispensing patient?

Current national legislation allows us to dispense medication, through Broadshires Pharmacy, only to patients who live more than one mile, as the crow flies, from their nearest pharmacy.

Eligible patients will be registered as a 'dispensing patient' and medication will always be ready to collect from Broadshires Pharmacy.  You will not need to first collect your prescription from the Health Centre and take it across to Broadshires Pharmacy.

Patients who are not eligible for the dispensing service can choose from one of the following options:

  1. Collect your paper prescription from the Health Centre, during opening times, and take it to any Pharmacy in the area, including Broadshires Pharmacy.
  2. Arrange for a pharmacy to collect your paper prescription from the Health Centre or for your prescription to be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy.
  3. Arrange for your paper prescription to be posted to a place of your choice eg home or another pharmacy, you will need to provide stamped addressed envelopes for this purpose.

We will do our best to accommodate patients reasonable requests outside of any automatic entitlement, please accept that this might not always be possible.

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