Pharmacies

Pharmacists and their teams are an essential part of the NHS and need your help and support during the coronavirus pandemic. Always treat staff with respect, they are doing their best to provide you with the medicines and advice you need.

Important information on prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic

  1. Order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at the usual time. Over ordering of your medicines may mean someone else has to go without their medicines.
  2. Order your usual prescription online or via an app. Do not go to your GP practice or pharmacy to order prescriptions and only phone them if you cannot order online or via an app. You can order repeat prescriptions on the NHS App or systmonline and through your GP surgery or pharmacy’s online service, where available. You can find out about ordering medicines online at www.nhs.uk
  3. If you have a prescription to collect:
    • If you are 70 or over, have a long-term health condition or are pregnant you should arrange collection by a relative or friend, or ask your pharmacy for advice about delivery
    • Ask any relatives and friends who are delivering your medicines to make sure they have seen you pick up the bag
    • If your medicines are being delivered make sure you keep a safe distance when you receive them.
  4. For everyone else, if you are going into a pharmacy in person, follow social distancing rules and the rules put in place by the pharmacy to protect you and their staff
  5. Pharmacies may have altered opening times to manage their workload
  6. Sales of some medicines may be restricted in quantity by pharmacies to ensure that there is enough for everyone.
COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

We are currently prioritising our workload to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme.  Consequently, there may be a longer wait than usual for non-essential services during this time.

If you have a non-urgent query or problem, please consider using the pharmacy, 111 or Minor Injury units for advice where possible and appropriate.

2nd Dose Covid-19 Vaccine

You will receive your invitation for your 2nd Covid-19 vaccination at approximately 10 weeks after your first injection.   Please wait for the booking team to contact you BUT if it is almost 12 weeks since your 1st dose and you have not yet received an invitation, please contact the surgery.  

All patients aged 50+

Patients aged 50+ can now book an appointment for their covid-19 vaccination at Babington Hospital.  If you have not received a text message, please contact the surgery to book.

Click here for more information on how the vaccination will be rolled out Covid-19 Vaccine information page.