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Chemists

pharmacist_4There are three chemists (pharmacies) in Witney itself. One remains open until 6.30pm every evening. They also share a rota on Sundays, opening between 12 noon and 1.00pm.

The local pharmacies are offering you a free prescription collection service to save you making a special trip to the health centre. Please ask at the Chemists. This service is currently available through Rowlands, Lloyds, Boots, Sainsburys and Boots at Deer Park. 

YOU MUST NOMINATE A LOCAL PHARMACY WHERE YOU WILL COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIPTION WHEN  YOU MAKE YOUR REQUEST. WE NO LONGER ALLOW COLLECTION OF PRESCRIPTIONS AT THE PRACTICE UNLESS ISSUED ON THAT DAY BY THE DUTY DOCTOR.

The local pharmacies are:- Rowlands, Lloyds, Boots (High St), Boots (Deer Park), Sainsburys. All collect prescriptions at lease once daily from us.

If you are on regular treatment authorised by your doctor (i.e. listed on the right hand side of your prescription) and you need a further supply of medication, there are several ways you can do this.  You can:

  • leave your computer slip with your preferred chemist (see below),
  • Use Patient Access
  • post your request to us here at the health centre
  • bring your request in to the surgery.  

Please allow three working days for your prescription to be prepared.  

We will provide your pharmacy with a repeat prescription within 3 working days of receiving your request.  You will receive a computer printout with a list of the drugs available to you without seeing the doctor.  Whichever way you choose to get it to us, you should indicate (with a P) items required. 

If you do not require more of all your medicines, please state clearly the ones you require. Please remember to request a further supply before you run out.

We do not accept prescription requests by telephone as drug names can be difficult to hear clearly and this can be very dangerous.

We usually prescribe generically which means that we use the name of the drug rather than the name of the Company which made it, (Paracetamol rather than Panadol).  Generic prescribing saves the NHS money without affecting your care.

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