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

Covid-19 Vaccinations for Appletree Patients commenced on 7th January 2021.

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.

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

There is no need to contact us to book a covid vaccination; we will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated.  Thank you for your patience.