Beacon Medical Practice is a dispensing practice at our Surgeries in Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards. If you live more than one mile from a pharmacy, you may be eligible to have your prescription dispensed at one of our dispensing Surgeries. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, we are unable to dispense for patients who live within a mile of a privately owned pharmacy.
Patients are able to obtain their medicines from our Dispensary if living more than a mile from a pharmacy. If you are in doubt, please ask our Receptionists or Dispensers. If you are a dispensing patient, your prescription will be sent direct to our Dispensary where it will be dispensed as quickly as possible.
We have a competent team of friendly and fully qualified Dispensers providing a professional service to all our dispensing patients. The Dispensary team members are: Marjorie Nix, Sharon Crowcroft, Jacqueline Fletcher, Claire Chambers, Danielle Cutts, Rebecca Lowis, Rebecca Greenham and Melanie Bond.
Patients, who are taking several different medications, may sometimes find it difficult to take the right drug at the right time. Blister packs can help make it simpler and easier to take the right medication at the right time by dividing your tablets into separately sectioned blisters, each marked with the time of day when the tablets should be taken.
In February 2013 Beacon Medical Practice launched our latest service for those dispensing patients who are on multiple medications. We offer the facility to put the medication into weekly blister packs. These packs will be delivered to patients homes once a week using our new delivery service.
For those dispensing patients, who have difficulty collecting their medication from the Dispensary and for those patients, who have their medication in blister packs, Beacon Medical Practice offers a free delivery service.
With your support for our dispensing services Beacon Medical Practice is able to protect all our existing GP services and continues to strive towards excellence of these services, benefiting the health of all our patients.
Dispensary Opening Hours
Our two Dispensaries at Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards are open Monday till Friday from
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Prescription Charges and Prescription Prepayment Certificates
If you are exempt from paying for prescriptions, please provide evidence of your exemption when collecting your medication.
From 1 April 2014 the cost of a prescribed item is £8.05. If you need more than 13 prescribed medicines each year, you could save money with a 12-month Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC). The cost of a pre-payment certificate for three months is £29.10, and a yearly one is £104.00. You can purchase a pre-payment certificate from the NHS Business Services Authority by phoning the prepayment certificate order line on the lo-call rate number 0300 330 1341, or apply on-line at website of the NHS Business Services Authority. You can also collect an application form from our Dispensary or download it here from our website and when you have completed and signed the form, send it with your cheque, postal order or credit or debit card details to: