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The Surgery
Margaret Street

Phone: 01371 830213
Fax: 01371 831278



Thaxted Surgery is a dispensing practice.  We dispense new prescriptions issued in GP consultations immediately, and repeat prescriptions within 2 working days of ordering (except that, if you order new items with your repeat, we may need three days in order to get GP authorisation).  

Unfortunately, for legal reasons, we are unable to dispense for patients who live within a mile of a privately owned pharmacy.  


Dispensary is open 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Pre-ordered medication can be collected from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, from the reception desk and also during our monthly Saturday surgery.  


We also operate a skeleton dispensary service to 7.00pm Monday to Wednesday,  for patients with GP consultations during that time.


We dispense repeat prescriptions in 2 working days. While we try to cater for more urgent needs where we can, and will always accomodate medical urgency, please appreciate that we dispense for more than 100 patients per day and need 2 working days to be methodical and not make mistakes.


Repeat prescriptions can be ordered on-line, by email, fax or by posting your repeat prescription slip.   We do not normally take repeat requests over the phone for safety reasons.  


You can contact reception with enquiries about your medication by email, fax, or by phone after 11am.  A receptionist will normally be able to answer queries about the status of your medication, and will pass your query on to a qualified dispenser when necessary. 



Prescription charges


From April 2013 the cost of a prescribed item is £7-85. The cost of a pre-payment certificate for three months is £29-10, and a yearly one is £104-00. You can purchase a pre-payment certificate from the Prescription Pricing Authority by phoning 0845 850 0030, or apply on-line at www.ppa.org.uk/ppc . You can also collect a application form from dispensary. 



We accept payment by credit and debit card, cheque or cash.  We are unable to offer credit.


Prescription collection timetable:


Prescription ordered on

Prescription ready on








Monday (following week)


Tuesday (following week)

Saturday (surgery closed)

Wednesday (following week)

Sunday (surgery closed)

Wednesday (following week)

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