NHS Prescriptions for medications available to purchase over the counter.
From 31 May 2018, a range of medicines that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets will no longer be routinely prescribed by GP surgeries.
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Drs Ewart Lewis, Robin Blenkarn, Alistair Smith, David Kempson, Sarah Atherton, Samantha Boden & Katja Baczko.
We now offer the facility to book your appointments, order your repeat prescriptions and view a summary of your medical record (which includes immunisations, medications, allergies and any adverse reactions) online via EMIS Access.
To use the online service please visit the surgery’s reception desk with a form of photographic ID and a proof of your current address (this must be a current utility bill or a bank statement) and we will issue you with your registration details.
Please note that this facility is only offered to patients that are over 16 years of age and we are unable to issue registration details to anyone who is not present when the request is being made.
If you have any questions please call the surgery or enquire at the reception desk.
EMIS Access - click here for online services
The ability to request prescriptions via this website will be removed on the 6th October 2017. If you want to continue ordering repeat prescriptions online you will need to sign up for EMIS Access, see below. Unfortunately we are unable to grant online access to anyone under the age of 16. However, we are able to allow you to request these over the telephone. Please ring our Reception Team on 01453 764 222 and they will set this up for you.
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This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.
We are open Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 6.30pm (phone line opens 8.00am).
We do offer some pre-bookable, routine appointments with the GPs outside our normal surgery hours; please enquire at reception.
The Locking Hill Practice is derived from two single-handed practices: one based in Uplands and the other at the 'Top of the Town'.
The doctor for Uplands in the 1920 - 1930s was Dr Whitley. His successor in the late 1930s was Dr Royal who retired in December 1962 and was succeeded at that time by Dr Lamb.
Dr Newton joined his practice in the 1930s and was based at The Chestnuts, Hollow Lane.
At the end of 1963 the two practices joined in partnership but continued to work from separate premises, Dr Newton at The Chestnuts and Dr Lamb at a purpose-built surgery attached to Brookfield House, Lansdown. After a couple of years it was decided to close the surgery at Hollow Lane and all practice work was conducted from Brookfield House. During that time Drs Lamb and Newton were joined by Dr Bamford and later by Dr J L Dod.
In 1972 the practice moved to the Health Centre at Beeches Green, being joined by Dr Gillian Dod and, on the retirement of Dr Newton, by Dr Voss.
With increasing numbers of patients and extreme pressure on available space it was decided to move out of the Health Centre into the purpose-built Locking Hill Surgery in 1982.
For the benefit of all our patients, please assist us by removing your car from the surgery car park immediately following your appointment. Please do not leave your car in our car park when shopping in town. Please do not park in the area of the car park that is reserved for doctors and staff - it is vital that our doctors/medical staff have constant access and can remove their cars quickly in an emergency.