Private Prescriptions

We dispense private prescriptions written by doctors and dentists* licensed and practicing across the UK, EU and Switzerland.

(*Many people do not realise that their private dentist cannot issue an NHS prescription, even if they are over 60 years old.)

You can bring your prescription in and we’ll dispense it while you wait. If we don’t have the medicine in stock we’ll tell you promptly and order it in for you for collection later the same day or the next working day.

To save your time, you can send us a photo of your private prescription to nhsg.aberlourcp@nhs.net and we’ll reply promptly to say when it will be ready to collect and how much it will cost. Please remember to bring the original prescription with you when you collect your medication.

The cost of a private prescription is based on the cost of the medication from our wholesaler. The vast majority of private prescriptions we dispense cost the customer less than £10. Occasionally a medicine is prescribed privately that really makes us appreciate the NHS! We will do our best to keep the cost to you as low as we can.

Please note: Payment for prescription medicines is taken in the pharmacy, not via the on-line shopping service.

Vet Prescriptions

Millie

Karen’s dog, Millie

We also dispense private prescriptions for animals – from cats and dogs to parrots and lizards.  If your vet is having difficulty obtaining the right medicine, strength or formulation for your pet, get in touch and we’ll work with your vet to find a solution. (The same advice above, about emailing in an image of the prescription, etc., applies to vet prescriptions too.)

Please note: Payment for prescription medicines is taken in the pharmacy, not via the on-line shopping service.