Slapton Community Support Group (CSG) has today launched an online volunteer ‘repeat prescription collection service’ from both Chillington surgery and Dartmouth Medical Practice via Lloyds and Boots Pharmacy in Dartmouth.
The service which is available via email, will support parishioners under 70 to access essential repeat medications which are either pre-paid or NHS exempt from payment. NB The service can also be accessed by parishioners over 70, if their surgery/pharmacy is unable to deliver. By using the service, this will help to minimise unnecessary journeys by parishioners during the coronavirus lock down period
To book your prescription collection simply:
A couple of important points:
*As specified by the NHS Volunteer guidance on 'How to Deliver Safely’, gel spray will be used as gloves are not recommended. No bags will be opened by the Volunteer for confidentiality reasons so it is the responsibility of the patient to check their prescription on receipt and to contact the surgery if incorrect. Additional (or missing) elements can then be redelivered through the same process as the original prescription, i.e. you should complete and submit another Repeat Prescription Collection form to the CSG.
Our standard turn-around time is between 5-10 working days from receipt of your form and CSG email acknowledgement, e.g. Week 1 (Monday-Friday) - form received and acknowledged by CSG, Week 2 - repeat prescription collected and delivered (Monday-Friday). Wherever possible, we’ll deliver within these timescales.
Click here to open and print the prescription request form.
Julie Hinder, Chair, Slapton Parish Council.