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Allisons Chemist dispense both NHS and private prescriptions.


A Pharmacist is always on duty during opening hours to supervise the dispensing of prescriptions and to offer help and advice when required.  Private prescriptions are charged according to the ingredient cost.  From experience we know that our prices are competitive, so please call for a quote if you would like to know what your prescription will cost.


Our computer system can keep a record of your medication.  This is useful to ensure safety and convenience when dispensing and selling medicines.


As part of the process of refitting the shop after the Cockermouth floods in November 2009, we invested in a state of the art robotic dispensing system, which is located upstairs.  We hope that this will help us to keep up with the changing demands of pharmacy, and allow us to spend more time serving our patients.

Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions


Castlegate & Derwent Surgery can transmit prescriptions to us electronically and all of our staff are trained in how to deal with electronic prescriptions.  We have been ready for this service for a long time and our patients who already use it as they are registered with other practices are finding that they receive their prescriptions much quicker and with less hassle.

If you would like to take advantage of this service and have your prescription dispensed at Allisons when your surgery is ready, please pop in and register with us.

Here is a nomination form that you can print off, fill in and drop off in the shop if you prefer.





Unwanted Medicines

Unused medicines should be returned to a pharmacy for safe destruction.

Please Do Not Hoard Medicines

Please Note: Unless otherwise requested by the patient, all tablets & capsules are dispensed in “child resistant containers” – this does not mean that they are “child proof” – nothing is!

So please Keep All Medicines Out Of The Reach Of Children

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