Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125

Village prescription & medication collection service

Updates to Prescription service with changes to lock down rules.

Now that some of the restrictions are being lifted, it is a good time to review how we are managing the collection of prescriptions. Massive thanks to Helen Egerton for organising and collecting so far. It's been a huge success but because it has been so successful, it has grown into quite a big job! Therefore, the following will apply from here on in now that it is safer to do so:

The South Leicestershire Medical Practice, (which includes The Old School, Smeeton Road, Glen surgery and Fleckney) are no longer delivering to the over 70's. They have changed this service to encompass "housebound and shielded " patients only. They are reverting back to dispensing medications from the Smeeton Road surgery for collection only, for all those registered as dispensing patients.

If you still require assistance with collection and are a patient with the South Leicestershire Medical Practice but not already a dispensing patient, please give them a call and they will change you to a dispensing patient so that your meds can be ordered and prepared in the surgeries pharmacy there and safely collected from them by Helen.

Helen will now collect once a week, on a Friday, and distribute.

So, if you are out and about more, or have friends and relatives supporting you, please try to collect your own prescriptions where it is safe to do so. At Smeeton Road, you don't need to go into the surgery to collect because they are passing them through an open rear window.

Helen will continue to coordinate any requests for support so please continue to use the WhatsApp group or contact her directly. For those without Whatsapp, please get in touch with me at clerk@burtonoverypc.org.uk and I will give you Helen's email address.

So, in summary, the changes in accordance with guidelines and NHS are:

Housebound & shielded - your meds will still be delivered by Kibworth. If with Billesdon practice, please message or phone Helen / support group for help .
Self isolating - please ask friends & family who are out and about to collect. If struggling, please do ask for help
Everyone else ( including over 70's who are not in either above group) - please make your own arrangements to collect .

Many thanks to everyone supporting each other at this time.