Pharmacies

There are six pharmacies in Witney itself.. The local pharmacies are:-

Sainsburys are open till 23.00 every evening except Sundays, when they are open from 10.00 – 16.00. All collect prescriptions at least once daily from us.

The local pharmacies offer a free prescription collection service to save you from making a special trip to the health centre. Please ask them about this.

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.

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)
  • Make your request online
  • Post your request to us here at the health centre
  • Bring your request into the surgery

We will provide your pharmacy with a repeat prescription within 3 working days of receiving your request. You will receive a printout with a list of the drugs available to you without seeing the doctor.

If you do not require more of all your medicines, please indicate 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.

Further information

Zero Tolerance Statement

Our staff come to work to care for others, and it is important for all members of the public and our staff to be treated with respect.
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similary way.

We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour againist any of our staff or patients. if a patient is violent or abusive, they will be asked to stop. if they persist, we may exercise our rights to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary from our pratice list.

The practice considers thratening behaviour to be:

Attempted or actual aggressive threatening physical actions made towards any member of staff.
The use of aggressive, threatening or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing and cursing, shouting) which threatens or intimidates staff.
In line with the rest of the NHS, and to ensure this is fully observed we have a Zero Tolerance policy in place, whereby any aggressive or violent behaviour towards our staff will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Anyone giving verbal abuse to members of the staff will be sent a letter from the Practice stating that this behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the removal from the Practice patient list. There will be no appeal process.

We hope that you will understand and welcome this policy which is in place for the best interest of our hard working staff as well as our patients.

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