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Pinfold Medical Practice, Pinfold Lane, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 5NXTel: 01388 718230
If you think you may need a prescription, please make an appointment to see your doctor. As a dispensing practice we are allowed to dispense to all our patients who live more than one mile from a chemist/pharmacist.
Repeat prescriptions require 48 hours notice (not including weekends or bank holidays).
Repeat prescription forms/slips are obtained from our dispensary. You may also like to register for on-line repeat prescription ordering (over 16s). For safety reasons we cannot take requests for repeat prescriptions over the phone.
For instructions on how to register please ring our receptionist.
The Dispensary will only take calls from 2.00pm-5.30pm for any prescription related queries.
This practice has the benefit of a fully stocked dispensary for all patients who live further than one mile from a chemist. Please note the dispensary is closed every day between 12:30 and 14:00 (not the surgery).
Acute prescriptions are dispensed when issued.
Handy information leaflet
Don't forget to check out our Sorry We Are Closed leaflet (see opening times) for the ad-hoc afternoon closing information.
As advertised in the local press and pharmacy websites.
Pharmacy Christmas & New Year Bank Holiday opening
It is recommended you ring first and check Pharmacy is open. This list is supplied by NHS England and not the Practice. Please scroll down the list to find a Pharmacy closer to where you live and check opening hours.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Check before you tick
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Have you signed up for online services? Patients aged 17 and over can request repeat prescriptions online!