Dispensary

Please visit our Prescriptions and Medicines Centre.

The dispensary is open Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00.

Our dispensary is able to dispense medication to our rural population (those patients living more than one mile from any chemist). You are eligible for dispensing service if your address has one of the following postcodes (please note that all patients temporary residents in the area i.e. holiday makers are eligible for dispensing):

  • NR11,NR24, NR25, NR27, NR26 8AD, NR26 8AE, NR26 8TA, NR26 8TB, NR26 8TD, NR26 8TE, NR26 8TF, NR26 8TG, NR26 8TH, NR26 8TJ, NR26 8TL, NR26 8TN, NR26 8TP, NR26 8TQ, NR26 8TS, NR26 8TW.

If you are unsure whether you qualify, please ask the dispensary staff. There is a car park facility and we provide a friendly and efficient service. The dispensary staff will address any problems you may have.

When collecting medication you will be required to pay for each item, unless you are exempt. You will be asked to show your exemption certificate or other proof of exemption, each time you collect your prescription.

Pre-payment certificates are available, which may save you money if you have to pay for medicines on a regular basis. Please ask the dispensary for details.

Painkillers Facts – Paracetamol and Ibuprofen

When paracetamol and Ibuprofen is required in small amounts or for short periods, it is better for the NHS if people buy paracetamol and ibuprofen without a prescription

For this reason, North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, your local NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health care, has agreed that GP’s will stop prescribing paracetamol and ibuprofen in smaller quantities for short-term use.

You can help with this by buying these painkillers from a shop, pharmacy or petrol station. All paracetamol and ibuprofen products are available as less expensive generic or in store brands. When provided on prescription, they cost the NHS significantly more.

If you are a patient who needs these drugs in regular large quantities, don’t worry, you will continue to get them on repeat prescription.

Read more.

NHS Prescription Charges from 1st April 2020

The prescription charge in England is £9.15 per item. A Pre-Payment costs:

  • £29.65 for 3 months
  • £105.90 for 12 months

Pre-Payment Certificates

3 Months £29.10
12 Months £104.00

Application forms for pre-payment certificates are available at reception, your local pharmacy, or you can apply online.