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Book an appointment NOW if you are

Aged 65 years old or over


Living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility

The main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill


 or have any of the following long term conditions

Chronic respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis

Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

Chronic neurological disease, such as a stroke, TIA or post-polio syndrome


A weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV, or treatments that suppress the immune system such as chemotherapy

From September 2017 we have commenced a delivery service to our dispensing housebound patients If you are a housebound patient living more than one mile from a pharmacy please contact the dispensary at Markyate Surgery to enquire about this service on 01582 841559



The NHS Prescription Charge is £8.60 for each item dispensed from 1st April 2017

Some items may have more than one charge; for example elastic hosiery, the dispensary team will explain to you if this is the case.

The NHS prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS; it is not a payment to the surgery or its dispensary and it is not related to the cost of your medicine(s).

If you need 4 or more prescriptions in three months or 13 or more prescriptions a year, you could save money with a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.


Prescriptions are free for some people; ask a member of the dispensary team for advice or visit


Latest news for patients using the Surgery Dispensary -25th August 2015.

NHS England is in the process of validating the Surgery's list of dispensing patients, you may have received a letter asking you to use local pharmacies in your area and not the surgery anymore unless you have 'serious difficulty' in obtaining medicines and or for any other valid reason.

If you have not had a letter from NHS England about this, then you are allowed to continue to use our dispensary.

If you have not received an application form on how to apply for the ‘serious difficulty rule’ please inform the dispenser and we can send it to you by email and also help you to fill the form.

We urge you to contact the Surgery or bring this letter so we can help you to apply to NHS England to continue to be eligible for dispensing services at the Surgery.

This change was made unilaterally by NHS England in accordance with strict national criteria, and the Surgery was not consulted. We are concerned that it could potentially affect the Surgery dispensary viability in the future.


Please contact the Surgery dispensers or ask to speak with the Manager for further details.






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