You will remember in 2018 the discussions over the Woolavington Pharmacy and the adverse effect on residents in Bawdrip, Cossington and Woolavington in that if you are within a mile of the pharamacy as the crow flies the doctor's surgery is no longer able to dispense prescriptions and you have to collect from a Pharmacy.
Therefore from 20th January 2019 they will no longer be able to provide you with medication when you go to the surgery. In future, your medication will have to come from a pharmacy. This includes prescriptions after an appointment at the surgery. The extra journey this will involve to collect medication after an appointment is going to be a real inconvenience to many patients who are unwell, frail or have limited transport and they hope local pharmacies will try to limit the impact this has on patients. You do not have to use the same pharmacy all the time. You will be able to use any pharmacy, although clearly the new pharmacy in Woolavington will be your closest one.
The level of complaints and confusion seems to be growing as things move forward. At the January 2019 meeting of Bawdrip Parish Council this was discussed and it agreed to endorse any attempt to try resolve this. It is understood that a number of villages in the Country are seeking to get a similar decision overturned.
It is the intention therefore to record the comments about the effects of the new arrangements and then decide whether there is scope for formulating some sort of action to try to improve the situation.
We would be interested in your comments on this on what is likely to be an ongoing issue for us all.
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