Alston Medical Practice


Dispensing medication

Alston Medical Practice is a dispensing practice. This is a great convenience for patients who can collect medicines at the time of seeing the doctor or nurse. However, we are not allowed to dispense to patients whose home address is within 1 mile of a chemist, nor are we allowed to sell medicines that may otherwise be available without a prescription. Patients are always at liberty to take their prescription to a pharmacy elsewhere should they prefer to do so.

Patients living more than one mile from Alston may choose to obtain their medication from the practice.

Opening times

The dispensary is open for the collection and dispensing of medicines during the following times:

8:30am-6:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30am-4:30pm Tuesday

8:30am-4:30pm Thursday (Closed 12:30 – 1:30)

Requesting repeat prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made in writing, in person, by telephone or by using the Online Service. Wherever possible please give 48 hours notice. It is worth bearing in mind that Monday morning is a particularly busy time for the Dispensers, so if a telephone request is being made you may find it easier to get through later in the day.


Date published: 3rd March, 2022
Date last updated: 3rd March, 2022