Welcome to the Charing Pharmacy. Our Pharmacy is one of the first in the country to install automated robotic dispensing equipment to ensure accurate and fast provision of patients’ medication.
Charing Pharmacy which opened with the new building operates under the name of Charing Practice Limited and the directors and shareholders are Dr R Dunnet, Dr S Naganathar, Dr R Knottenbelt and Dr C Norwood.
Our pharmacy is led by our pharmacy superintendent, Mr. Uma Gajendran. We have all the necessary services you would expect to find from a pharmacy. We also stock a comprehensive range of over-the-counter medications, a range of toiletries and other chemists’ sundries.
Please note that we do not take repeat prescription requests by telephone in order to avoid errors. Most of our repeat prescribing is computerised. You will be issued with a printed slip listing the medicines that the doctor is happy for you to take without being seen again. If the slip is handed or posted to the surgery, the prescription will normally be ready for collection after four working days. However, the doctor will still wish to see you at intervals to monitor your progress and modify your treatment as necessary.
Alternatively, you can order your repeat prescription online via Patient Access and can come and collect them at your convenience. To find out how to register for Patient Access, please speak to the surgery reception team who will be able to register you for the service.
In addition to managing your medication, we have a range of services in the Pharmacy such as a Warfarin monitoring clinic, stop-smoking, and weight management clinics.
We do offer twice-weekly delivery service to those patients who are housebound. These patients should live inside our practice boundary. Please speak to one of the pharmacy team for more details.
Urgent care prescriptions
We accept prescriptions from NHS 111 and other urgent care services.
Warfarin Monitoring Clinic
Our pharmacists offer a Warfarin monitoring and dosing service.
Patients taking medications for a long-term condition can have a medicines use review service which involves a consultation with the pharmacist to discuss their medications. It gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how and why you should be taking your medicines and any problems or side effects this is causing. This is different from a medication review you may have with your doctor.
New Medicines Service
The new medicine service in our pharmacy focuses on patients with long-term conditions that have been prescribed new medicines. We can offer you advice and support with your new medications.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
We offer support and advice to patients who want to stop smoking. Where necessary, our staff can identify the most suitable nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for our customers.
Weight management programme
We offer a weight management programme where you can get advice, support and monitoring services. This is a tried and tested NHS weight management programme.
Walk-in flu vaccination Clinic
This service is offered during the winter season for NHS and private patients.
We aim to provide you with the highest levels of service. Should you have any feedback about your experience at the pharmacy or wish to make a complaint, please either visit the pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacy superintendent, Mr Uma Gajendran, or write to us at, The Charing Pharmacy, 1 Surgery, Close, Charing, Kent, TN27 0AW, addressing your letter for the attention of the Pharmacy Superintendent. We aim to respond to all complaints no later than 28 days after receipt.