Here at Milton Abbas Surgery we have our own dispensary which dispenses to patients who live more than 1 mile from a chemist. We also support the doctors and nurses in managing medication tasks for all patients.
Dispensary hours are: 8.30am – 1.00pm and 2.30pm – 6.00pm
We are also open most Saturday mornings from 8.30am – 10.30am. Please double check the website to confirm that we are open if you need to visit us on a Saturday.
If you have an appointment and the Doctor prescribes a prescription for you, we aim to dispense those items whilst you wait. There are occasions though when an item may be unavailable and will have to be ordered. These items will usually be available the following day.
For dispensing queries, please phone the surgery on 01258 880210 and ask to be added to the dispensary call back list. A member of the dispensary team will endeavor to call you back later that same day.
If you need regular medication and your condition is stable on that medication, you will be issued with a ‘repeat prescription’. These can be ordered each month without an appointment with your doctor. Periodically, your doctor, the nurse or the dispensary will do a medication review.
Please try to avoid leaving prescription requests until the last minute. Once you have ordered your repeat medication(s) it will take 3 working days to process. You may call at Milton Abbas any time after this point to collect. Unless instructed otherwise, there is no need to call first.
You can order online, by telephone or by popping the repeat slip in the letter box at Milton Abbas Surgery.
Medication can be collected from Milton Abbas Surgery during the Dispensary opening times above. Please note the dispensary is closed between 1.00pm and 2.30pm to safely complete the morning workload.
We also offer the facility to collect medications from Milborne St Andrew Post Office, and Ansty Post Office and Farm Shop. Please speak to a member of the Dispensary team to discuss if you would like to collect from either of these locations.
We have two dedicated delivery drivers who are employed by the surgery. We deliver medications on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please speak to a member of the Dispensary Team if you need to use this service.
If you find yourself with out of date or leftover medication, please feel free to return it to Milton Abbas Surgery and we can dispose of it safely.