Finchampstead Pharmacy is now open at Finchampstead Surgery.
Finchampstead surgery has opened a new, fully fledged, 100 hours per week Pharmacy in the same space as the previous dispensary. The Chemist will be staffed by a qualified Pharmacist throughout the 100 hours and will be open till late every weekday, Saturday and also for more limited hours on Sundays.
Any person living in Finchampstead or the surrounding area, will be able to receive medication from this Chemist.
All services provided by a Chemist, including deliveries, blister packaging and script collection will be available.
Patients on regular medication may receive computerised repeat prescription forms. You will need to notify the surgery in plenty of time when your course of medication is nearly finished so that another prescription can be authorised. There are several ways you can notify us but they must all be in writing:
You should note that we do not accept any prescription requests over the phone and you must allow two ful working days before collecting paper prescriptions.
Patients who see a consultant or specialist privately (ie not via an NHS referral) are advised that under prescribing regulations set out by NHS Berkshire West, they are liable for the full cost of the first initial prescription and any medication issued by the private specialist / consultant.
If your doctor is of the opinion that you require medication for treatment of a particular symptom or condition they will issue you with a prescription. The prescription can then be taken to a pharmacy of your choice.
Please remember there is an NHS prescription charge to be paid unless you meet certain exemption criteria. All payments for this charge must be made at the dispensary and should be by debit/credit card, we do not accept cheques.
Please read our Guidance for patients leaflet.