Remote Collection Points
If you have difficulty getting to the Surgery to collect your repeat prescription, we have collection points in some of the villages. With the kind help of some local businesses, and staff and patients who help to deliver the prescriptions, we can arrange for your medication to be delivered to one of five collection points.
Burton Bradstock: the Post Office - Thursdays from 11am onwards
Puncknowle: The Crown Inn - Fridays during pub opening hours (please check their website)
Litton Cheney: The White Horse Inn during opening hours, currently Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 9pm, Sunday 12 noon to 7pm (weather permitting). Prescriptions are delivered on Friday evenings up to a week after you have ordered. Please check the White Horse Inn website or Facebook page for details of their new openings hours after 17th May 2021. If you need a more urgent delivery please use the village volunteers or contact the Surgery for help.
Abbotsbury: Abbotsbury Farm Shop - Tuesdays from 11am onwards
Martinstown: Village Shop - Fridays, currently up to 2pm daily, due to shorter opening hours during the pandemic.
If you are shielding and do not want to collect from a village shop, contact your village volunteers who will be happy to help, or the Abbotsbury Farm Shop staff will deliver, or contact us for help.
Note that the prescriptions are delivered to the collection point by staff or volunteers once a week, and each new delivery is available for collection from the day listed. Your medications will be kept until you collect them but please help out by collecting them promptly as there is limited storage space in these venues. You can order by email or using SystmOnline, or ring us 10 am – 1pm the week before (eg if we deliver on a Friday, please order the previous Friday).
Winterbourne Abbas: at the moment we have no collection point here. Any volunteers of help for here or any of the smaller villages and hamlets would be welcome.
If you pay for your prescription you will need to send a cheque with your order as these businesses only act as collection points and cannot handle script money or queries.
For obvious reasons we cannot send controlled drugs or fridge items out for remote collection so these will still need to be collected from the Dispensary in Portesham. If you have any questions about this service, or cannot use it, please do give us a call.