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Prescription medicines for common conditions available from your local pharmacy

Community pharmacists in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be able to provide prescription only medicines to people with certain conditions as part of a new service.

Medicines used to treat Urinary Tract Infections, toddler conjunctivitis, impetigo and mild dermatitis or eczema usually require a prescription from a doctor. However, under the new service, some groups of people can now be assessed and have medicines supplied directly by a pharmacist.

Who can pharmacists provide prescription medication to under the new scheme?

  • Urinary Tract Infection medication for women aged between 16-64 years old.
  • Impetigo medication for adults and children over 2 years old.
  • Conjunctivitis medication for adults and children over 31 days old.
  • Eczema and dermatitis medication for adults and children over 1 year old.

The new service could save you significant time, and give you access to the right treatment more quickly. If you think you may have one of these conditions, visit your pharmacist for an assessment.

Missed or Did Not Attend (DNA) Appointments

General practice is under particular strain at the moment because of the coronavirus, so it is particularly important that we make the most of all our available appointments.

Missed appointments cost the NHS and prevent others from accessing the surgery.

How to cancel an appointment

If you are not able to keep your appointment please call us on 0117 9543060 and cancel as soon as possible: someone else may need to see the doctor urgently.

You can also send us a text message with the word CANCEL, when you receive your appointment reminder by text message.

Please remember that currently there is a shortage of appointments and when you fail to attend you have prevented someone else from being seen in your place.