Sawston Medical Centre, Linton Health Centre, Barley Surgery
Market Hill Surgery & Shelford Health Centre
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Sawston Medical Centre, Linton Health Centre, Barley Surgery, Market Hill Surgery & Shelford Health Centre


Repeat Prescriptions

The easiest way to request repeat medication is to 

order online via the link opposite.

To use this service for the first time, you will need to obtain a username and password from our reception team. Alternatively, you may request your prescription in writing at the surgery.

We are dealing with high volumes of repeat requests please allow TWO CLEAR working days between requesting and collecting repeat prescriptions and indicate collection point in Medication Request Notes.

Please note online requests submitted over a weekend will be processed on Monday and ready for collection on Thursday.

Medication Reviews

If you are unable to order your medication online due to a Medication Review being due, please use the comments box to order your medication and a review will be arranged with our Clinical Pharmacy team.

Granta Sawston Dispensing Service

Monday 8am to 8pm, Tuesday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

Granta Dispensary, located within Granta Medical Practices Sawston, dispenses to everyone, and also sells over-the- counter medications, beauty and household products, and travel accessories. You do not have to be a Granta patient to arrange to have your medications collected from here.

Granta Linton Dispensing Service

8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Patients living further than one mile away of this dispensary can use this service. Those living within one mile must arrange for their prescriptions to be sent to a different dispensary of their choice. 

Granta Barley Dispensing Service

8:30am – 8pm Monday, and 8am to 6pm Tuesday to Friday

Patients living further than one mile away of this dispensary can use this service. Those living within one mile must arrange for their prescriptions to be sent to a different dispensary of their choice.

Granta Royston Dispensing Service

9am – 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (with one hour lunch 1pm to 2pm) and 9am to 2pm on Thursdays

Patients living further than one mile away of this dispensary can use this service. Those living within one mile must arrange for their prescriptions to be sent to a different dispensary of their choice.

You can also collect your prescriptions from our dispensaries via our 24/7 PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION POINTS

You can collect your medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year … wherever and whenever it is convenient for you.
• Collection is as easy as using a vending machine
• No queuing up to collect your prescriptions
• Pick up your prescription day or night, weekends and bank holidays
• Easy, ample parking at all Prescription Collection Points
• Receive a SMS text message via your mobile to confirm that your prescription is ready for collection so no wasted journeys (you will have 2 days from receiving your text message to pick up your medication)
• And you don’t need to be registered with Granta to have your medication dispensed from the points
We now have Prescription Collection Points at Granta Sawston, Granta Linton and Granta Shelford. For further information and to sign up pick up a leaflet from one of our surgeries, email or ring 01223 727530.

Village deliveries

We have a team of amazing volunteers delivering prescriptions to villages on our behalf.  Please see the weekly schedule below.

Sawston deliveries

Ickleton – Tuesdays and Fridays (mornings) to the Costcutter shop
Thriplow – Tuesday mornings to the village shop

Linton deliveries

Balsham – Every day (no fixed time) to the Post Office.
Abington – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – afternoon deliveries to the Post Office.
Ashdon – Tuesday and Friday – deliveries to patients’ homes.
Castle Camps – daily to patients’ homes.
West Wratting – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to the Chestnuts public house.

Free medicines home delivery service

Granta dispensaries offer a free medicines home delivery service for those patients that are unable to collect their medicines themselves, using our environmentally-friendly electric vans. Please ring 01223 727530 or email for further information and to sign up.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

Current prescription charges are as follows:

One item is £9.65

A 3-month prepayment certificate (PPC) is £31.25

A 12-month PPC is £111.60

A 12-month PCC for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) only is £19:30

If you would like advice or to order a PPC this can be done online or via the telephone on 0845 850 0030. There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS UK website.

Please help us to help you

You are able to request Repeat Medications ten days before the “next issue due” date on your repeat slip.

We can help you to avoid having to request different medications at different times of the month – please ask dispensary staff for assistance with this.

If the review date on your repeat prescription has passed, please request your prescription as usual. If the GP wishes to see you at an appointment, you will be contacted by reception to book the appointment.

Is my prescription ready for collection?

If you have access to GP online services you can now see whether your prescription has been issued. Simply go to “Records”, then “Summary Patient Record” and you will see your current repeat medications and the date of the last issue. Your prescription should be ready 2 clear working days following that issue date.

This means that you can now check to see if your prescription is ready before leaving the house to collect it. However, please be mindful that community pharmacies are currently very busy so you may wish to allow a little longer. You will also be able to see all acute prescriptions for the last 12 months and when they were issued.

28-Day Prescribing

In line with national prescribing guidelines and local Clinical Commissioning Group Trust recommendations, we are now prescribing for a maximum of 28 days at a time. This has been proven to reduce wastage of medicines (£100 million annually) by 15% where this has already been implemented in other parts of the country. The majority of prescriptions have already been for 28 days for some years. As a Practice we are committed to following these recommendations and hope that you will understand the reasoning behind this policy.

Ordering early for holidays

If you are ordering your medication early because you are going away on holiday please add a note to the request form.