Question: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DISPENSARY AND A PHARMACY???
Answer: A pharmacy can sell a wide range of medicines over the counter and issue medication from a range of Healthcare Professionals. A Dispensary can't!
Knightwick Surgery is a member of the Dispensing Doctors Association and as such can operate a DISPENSARY which can issue medication to our own patients, normally only prescribed by our own GPs. Except in very limited circumstances, we are unable to sell medicines over the counter.
If you are given a prescription from another Healthcare professional we may not be able to dispense the medication for you.
Prescriptions from Dentists MUST be taken to a retail Pharmacy (such as Boots, Rowlands or Ogles) as we are unable to dispense them here.
Private prescriptions or prescriptions from Hospital Consultants etc may be dispensed at the discretion of our GPs but please be aware that this may not always be possible.
The process will take the usual 3 working days as required for normal repeat medication requests.
If you need the medication urgently, it is probably quicker for you to call into the Pharmacy on your way home!