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474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Berks.
RG40 3RG
Tel: (0118) 973 2678
Fax: 0118 973 3689
24 Hr Emergency: 111 (NHS 111)

Prescriptions

Patient Notice - Changes to Dispensary

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.

http://www.communitypharmacies.co.uk/finchampstead/


Repeat Prescriptions

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:

Preferred method:

  • Online - If you would like to access this service, you will need to come to the surgery with 2 forms of identification. 
    A member of staff will then complete the registration on our system.  This generates a registration letter which you need to keep.  This contains all the relevant codes and passwords to enable you to access the link on our website, called EMIS ACCESS.

 Other methods:

  • By Post - send either the green repeat form (which is attached to your previous prescription) clearly marked with the items you require or a letter (which clearly shows your name, address, date of birth and medication required) to the surgery address. 
  • By Fax - send either the green repeat form (which is attached to your previous prescription) clearly marked by the items you require or a letter (clearly showing your name, address, date of birth and medication required) marked for the attention of 'repeat prescriptions' to our fax number (0118) 973 3689
  • By hand - send either the green repeat form (which is attached to your previous prescription) clearly marked with the items you require or a letter (which clearly shows your name, address, date of birth and medication required) in an envelope marked for the attention of 'repeat prescriptions' and place in the box on the wall in reception. When the surgery is closed please use the letterbox situated at the side of the surgery.

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.

Private 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.

Read information about patients choosing to undergo private treatment

Obtaining Your Prescribed Medication

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.

28 days prescribing policy

Please read our Guidance for patients leaflet.