Dispensary and Prescriptions

Dispensary Phone In Times
9-10am and 3-4pm

In response to the Covid epidemic, we began a medication delivery service for all registered patients that live more than a mile from their nearest chemist. 

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We are able to deliver to dispensing patients on either a Tuesday or a Friday.

Household charge of routine monthly prescription delivery, subject to combined date of delivery £55 per annum. 

Additional delivery of acute medication £5.
We can take virtual payments over the phone.

5th November to 2nd December
We will deliver to those patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (shielding patients) if they have no alternative means of collection.


Patients that prefer to collect their medication from the Surgery
The Dispensary is now open

Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Please enter through the Health Centre Door and exit the door near Dispensary.

Please wear a face covering and if queuing stand 2 metres apart.

For all dispensary queries, please contact Dispensary via online access or email: thirskdoctorssurgery.dispensary@nhs.net

If you live less than 1 mile from the nearest pharmacy the rules do not allow us to dispense your medicines and you will have to get your medicines from a chemist  do not enter the Surgery building.  Your prescription will be sent to the chemist of your choice using Electronic Prescriptions.


  • PREFERRED METHOD: Online - Please ask reception to register for this service or download the  Nhs icon app
  • By Email - ThirskDoctorsSurgery.Dispensary@nhs.net
  • Telephone Currently 1-3pm from 1st October 2020: 9-10am or 3-4pm

Your medication will be ready for collection from the practice dispensary 5 working days after requesting it.

Dispensary staff are instructed to question any requests for changes to medications and any early issues.  All medications must have a doctor’s approval and patients should therefore ensure that their medication is reviewed at regular intervals.

In line with current guidance from NHS England, we are unable to change repeat prescription durations or do anything that supports patients trying to stockpile medication as this would put a strain on the supplies of drugs and will exacerbate any potential shortages. 

Please note there are some items that in very short supply, and you may be given an alternative. 

Do not contact reception with any medication queries, we need to ensure this line is kept free for seriously ill patients.

Signing the Prescription

Government legislation requires that all prescriptions collected, except those exempt on age grounds, have to be signed for by the person who collects the medication.  If you are exempt from payment you must CROSS the box that has the appropriate exemption and sign the form at the bottom, remembering to show dispensing staff proof of exemption.

If you pay for your prescriptions you must fill in the amount you have paid and sign to say that the money has been collected from you.  Please remember - it is not the responsibility of the dispenser to fill in your form

Medication Reviews

To avoid patients coming into the surgery, our Pharmacists are assessing patients' medication reviews that are due and where appropriate patients will be telephoned at home.

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