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UPWITHIT
UPWITHIT
12 Nov 2017 12:35

Why is the chemists at Barton Surgery not open on Saturday ?.

elvis presley
elvis presley
12 Nov 2017 17:35

It's to give us a rest from the rude staff.

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leatash
leatash
12 Nov 2017 17:44

Do all the chemists not have a arrangement with each other about opening times.

majorp
majorp
12 Nov 2017 20:24

I order my repeat scripts on line, which is then passed to the chemist where I pick up what I ordered a few days later. Simple procedure. No appointment with the doctor to start with.

TheObserver
TheObserver
13 Nov 2017 14:21

Yes was closed due to overuse of rude behaviour and unfreindless, they have to re-charge once in a while. 

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Calamari
Calamari
14 Nov 2017 07:54

@majorp

I have been ordering my prescriptions online for a couple of years now and generally 2 weeks before I need them but changed to Boots as whenever I went to Lloyds, my prescription still wasn't ready.

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majorp
majorp
14 Nov 2017 09:28

Calamari, Some get problems others don't - fact of life.

UPWITHIT
UPWITHIT
16 Nov 2017 15:46

I use the Well Chemists in Regent Street Teignmouth, Very Friendly and Fast Service and the number 2 Bus stops outside.

majorp
majorp
16 Nov 2017 19:06

Do you know that there is a free delivery service that may suit some better than having to collect their scripts.

leatash
leatash
16 Nov 2017 19:06

Lloyds suits me i have never had a problem and find the staff friendly and helpful.

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elvis presley
elvis presley
16 Nov 2017 20:14

Lucky you leatash,  I've had 50 pounds compensation  for their rude behaviour, as for the delivery service,  it is iinflexible and sucks.

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leatash
leatash
16 Nov 2017 20:32

Well maybe its my happy go lucky attitude that rubs of on folk i always greet with a smile and joke with staff. There are a lot of demanding and rude customers out there and personally i wouldnt last two minutes serving some of them i think we are very lucky with the setup at Barton Surgery and my advice to anybody who doesnt like it go elsewhere.

elvis presley
elvis presley
16 Nov 2017 20:54

I have

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Calamari
Calamari
17 Nov 2017 06:56

@majorp

I am not alone as I know quite a few people who have experienced the same and have changed to Boots. Fact.

 

@leatash

Friendly & helpful staff. Are you going to a different Lloyds then?

Yes, I used to go in there smiling etc and never rude to them but I never received it back.

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leatash
leatash
17 Nov 2017 15:13

No the same one but then folks dont like the doctors, i know folk who wouldnt set foot in Gay's me i also have my dislikes the Coop now the staff are miserable, never smile,are rude,the queues at the tills are horrendous and i would rather walk over hot coals than shop there Sainsburys all the way for me.

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UPWITHIT
UPWITHIT
20 Nov 2017 14:53


My son put two  prescriptions in Lloyds on 8th November and it's still wasn't ready today 20th.

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leatash
leatash
20 Nov 2017 17:23

Did there not used to be a sign along the lines that prescriptions only held for 10 days.

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Diana Mond
Diana Mond
20 Nov 2017 22:39

Who waits 12 days before collecting their prescription? No wonder the NHS is on its knees, what with all these time wasters costing us £millions. 

 

It WAS ready “UPWITHIT”, but your son didn’t bother to collect it in a timely manner so it was disposed of. 

burneside
burneside
20 Nov 2017 23:04

A pharmacy destroys a patient's prescription because it's not been collected for a few days?   Proper chemists like Boots don't do that.

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majorp
majorp
21 Nov 2017 03:54

 

 

A prescription is valid for six months from the date on the prescription, unless the medicine prescribed contains a controlled drug (see below).

 

 

Controlled drugs

Some prescription medicines are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs legislation. These include morphine, pethidine and methadone. These medicines are sometimes misused, so strict legal controls apply to their supply, to prevent them being obtained inappropriately.

A prescription for a controlled drug is valid for 28 days from the date on the prescription. If you have a prescription for a controlled drug that states the drug should be dispensed in several instalments, the first instalment must be dispensed within 28 days of the date on the prescription.

 

Does that raise any questions?

 

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Calamari
Calamari
21 Nov 2017 07:22

@Diana Mond

That doesnt mean the the lad didnt bother to go an collecthis prescription, or does it, in your eyes/mind?

When I used to collect from LLoyds, I was informed to allow 2 working days before collection, and have you tried collectiong after 2 days?

Impossible and as I had stated before, I went a full week after submitting my request and it still wasnt ready then.

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leatash
leatash
21 Nov 2017 08:50

It's not that the prescription is destroyed it's not ,the made up prescription is ie the boxes in the bag are put back in stock after a period of time maybe 10 days you then have to wait again for your script to be refilled.  To be fair i have no clue how the system works all i know is i put my script in and a hour later i collect it i will ask when i go this week.

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majorp
majorp
21 Nov 2017 10:22

Once a script is made up, it is for that person only. The drugs cannot be put back in stock. Some drugs have a limited shelf life, but as you all know, there is a label on the boxes and that label cannot be easily removed. It can be removed with care but who is going to take the trouble and time to do that? There is a bar code on most everything we buy these days and there is more information in those codes than one might think.

There is much talk on here about Boots and Loyds chemist and which is the best. I can't answer that. But as this topic is about scripts, the question should be: Which of the two chemists are costing the NHS more regarding scripts? I think I know the answer to that but what do the rest of you think?

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