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The Dispensary will be closed every Wednesday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS - We are pleased to be able to now offer patients access to routine, pre-booked appointments at evenings and weekends. Extended hours run between 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday and Sunday and are available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods.Appointments are for pre-bookable, non-urgent consultations with GPs and Nurses and Physiotherapists. For more information click HERE.

GDPR - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.

CHECK-IN SCREEN - Our new patient self check-in screen is up and running. It takes just a few seconds to use and is an effective way to increase efficiency at the reception desk and improve the patient experience. The reception staff will be encouraging patients to use it when they arrive for their booked appointments.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES - If you pay for your prescriptions the NHS Prescription Charge increased to £8.80 for each item dispensed from 1st April 2018.


SAVE TIME, DO IT ONLINE   - Order your repeat prescriptions online, book and cancel your appointments online. Please ask a member of our Reception team for details about how to register for Online access.

ARE YOU A CARER? If you help a family member, friend or neighbour that has a disability, has a mental illness, has a chronic illness, is frail or has a substance misuse problem with alcohol or drugs, we would like to provide you with relevant information.  Please complete one of our "AM I A CARER?" forms at the Reception desk click on the Carers link in our Further Information Index.

ARE YOU A MILITARY VETERAN? The Practice will be working to support and signpost military veterans to advice and support relating to their healthcare. In the meantime, for more about Veterans UK please click HERE

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require at least 3 FULL WORKING DAYS to prepare your paper or electronic prescription as per NHS standard. This excludes procurement and dispensing time which is subject to separate clinical and safety standards.  You may not request items which are not on your repeat list due to local health policy restrictions in that items which are used occasionally and are available at a pharmacy must be purchased at a pharmacy, whether you are exempt or not from prescription charges. We encourage patients to register for SystmOnline prescription ordering. Just ask a member of our reception team.




We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic qualified Dispenser to join our busy and friendly team at Long Bennington Medical Centre working a minimum of 25 hours per week, between 8.00am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, but could beup to 37.5 hours per week to cover holidays and sickness. Additional cover could be for at least 20 weeks of the year.

The position requires an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who demonstrates:

  • excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • excellent customer service skills
  • a methodical approach to detailed work with a high attention to detail
  • an aptitude to remain calm in stressful situations
  • ability to deal with confidential information and follow set processes
  • the ability to provide flexibility in the absence of colleagues

We welcome applicants currently working in a Pharmacy, as training and support will be provided to enable you to become familiar with processes in a GP Dispensary.

Previous experience and knowledge of SystmOne clinical software would be an advantage, however full training on this system will be provided.

As a Dispenser, you will be responsible for ensuring that patients receive a friendly, attentive and professional service. The Dispenser’s core duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Processing prescriptions and accurately dispensing medicines to patients
  • Liaising with the Dispensary Manager/GP lead for Prescribing regarding safe prescribing/processes
  • Labelling and dispensing of medications
  • Assisting patients face to face and resolving queries
  • Ordering stock and maintaining stock control
  • General day to day dispensary housekeeping and administrative duties
  • Maintaining the standard of the Dispensing Services Quality Scheme (DSQS)

You must have a NVQ Level 2 in pharmacy/dispensing services.

Closing Date: Sunday 20th January 2019

Telephone Interviews: Friday 25th January & Monday 28th January 2019

Face to Face Interviews: Friday 1st February 2019

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