Prescriptions


Prescription Collection & Delivery

Wansford Pharmacy, is committed to your health!

Our aim is to deliver your medicines to your doorstep, at home or at work saving you time & money. We can collect your NHS or private prescriptions from your GP, then prepare, dispense and dispatch your medicines to you at your doorstep, safely, efficiently & confidentially, with UK-wide free delivery. To start this service, see How Do I Start this Service below.

  • You no longer need to make that trip to your doctor's surgery just to collect your repeat prescriptions
  • You no longer need to look for parking outside the local pharmacy, or queue up for your medicines
  • You no longer need to worry about your medicines as we will ensure they arrive with you well before your next batch runs out.

The service is ideal for patients who are on regular repeat medication. Your medicines will arrive with you at home before the next lot is due. There is no charge for this service and we do not charge for delivery UK wide. You receive your medications by delivery by our pharmacy staff or by registered UK post and all you have to do is sign for them when they arrive. Home delivery service nhs prescriptions private prescriptions.

For registered patients, our pharmacists can always help you with any enquiries regarding your medication.

How Do I Start the Service ?

If you would like to take advantage of this service, contact us now for an application form.

When will my Prescription be Delivered?

Your prescription will usually be delivered in 2-4 working days, depending on the service times from your surgery.

You can even leave your Repeat Prescription Request slip with us: - Just call or fax - let us know which items you require, and leave the rest to us!

All prescriptions are delivered FREE to your home.

Electronic Prescriptions Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. EPS enables repeat prescriptions to be sent to pharmacies via a secure internet link, this allows you to request your repeat prescriptions to be sent (within 30 minutes) to a pharmacy of your choice, regardless of where you are in England, to be collected by you or a relative at a more convenient location rather than having to travel to the surgery.

Find out how this could save you time by downloading our leaflet.

Good Medication Management is Important

Please preempt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.

It is good practice that repeat medication is regularly reviewed so that you get optimum care. Please make note of the review date and make an appointment to see the doctor.

If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ensure you have enough medication to cover your holiday. Some countries also need a doctor's letter to explain the medication. Check with your travel agent.

If you have elderly relatives ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.

Useful Information

Please do not order a repeat prescription more than 7 days before it is due as the prescription cannot be processed.

Each drug has two names - the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

Further information about prescription charges and Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC) can be found on the NHS website.

Information on Prescription charges and who is entitled to free prescriptions can be found here.