Dispensing Prescriptions

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Dispensing Prescriptions

P&S Chemist supplies medicines and appliances ordered on NHS prescriptions and private prescriptions (these are prescriptions for medication and appliances, that need to be paid for by yourself), together with information and advice, to enable safe and effective use by patients and carers, and the maintenance of appropriate records. We also ensure our patients receive ordered medicines and appliances safely by P&S Chemist, performing appropriate legal, clinical, and accuracy checks. Our pharmacy has safe systems of operation, in line with clinical governance requirements, such as: 

 

  • Our pharmacy maintains a record of advice given, and interventions and referrals made, where the pharmacist judges it clinically appropriate.
  • We ensure patients are able to use their medicines and appliances effectively.
  • All our pharmacy staff at P&S Chemist provide information and advice to the patient on the safe use of their medicines or appliances and when appropriate broader advice to the patient on the medicine, for example, the possible side-effects and significant interactions with other substances.
  • Orders for NHS medicines and appliances and private prescriptions are dispensed for patients on demand.
  • Records of all supplies will be maintained to facilitate continued care of the patient. Appropriate advice is given to the patient to enable them to utilise the medication or appliance to meet their personal need for information on the prescription item.
  • Our patients are advised on the safe storage and keeping of medicines and are reminded that unwanted medicines should be returned to the pharmacy for safe destruction. Where deemed clinically appropriate by the pharmacist, records will be made of advice given and any interventions or referrals made.
  • Patients are provided with a written note for any medicines that are owed, and they are informed when the medicine is expected to be available. A record of items owed is made in the patient's medication record.

 

If you require information about our Repeat Dispensing of prescriptions service, please click here.