Two nurses dispensing medication from a medicine cabinet

Pharmacy and prescriptions

Pharmacy services

The pharmacy is based at The Old School Pharmacy and is open 09:00 to 18:30, Monday to Friday. It offers the following services:

  • treatment for minor ailments
  • needle and syringe exchange
  • smoking cessation support
  • travel health advice 
  • morning-after pill. 

Staff at the pharmacy are happy to advise on a wide range of minor medical problems.

Old School Pharmacy contact details

Old School Pharmacy
Manor Road
Fishponds
Bristol, BS16 2JD

Tel: +44(0)117 965 1114

The Old School Pharmacy is on the bus route for the 48A First Bus service.

Where to collect your prescription

Once you have your prescription, you will need to take it to a pharmacy to get your medication. Nearby pharmacies include:

Repeat prescriptions

If you require a repeat prescription, you will need to be assessed by one of our practitioners before your first repeat prescription can be made. You will need to book an appointment with us in order to do this.

Thereafter, you can obtain repeat prescriptions by filling in a Repeat prescription request form and either leaving it with our reception staff or by emailing your request direct to the Old School pharmacy at oldschoolpharmacy@nhs.net. Remember that if you email your request your medication will be ready to collect from the Old School pharmacy after 72 hours.

Alternatively, you can register to book appointments online with the UWE Bristol Health Centre and the Old School Surgery. This will also allow you to order your repeat prescription. Please see one of our reception staff who will help you to register for this service – you will need your student ID card. Remember that your request for your medication will go to the pharmacy that you have nominated and you should allow 48 hours before collection.

NHS repeat prescription changes

NHS England are changing the way that they collect prescriptions. Instead of visiting your GP with a paper repeat prescription, you will be able to get your prescription sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy or dispenser. You will then be able to pick up your prescription from your chosen pharmacy.

The NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) website has guidance for finding a pharmacy in your area that offers the electronic prescription service. If you wish to nominate a pharmacy, you can make arrangements to do so by visiting that pharmacy in person.

Repeat prescriptions over vacation

You can change your nominated pharmacy to your hometown if you've gone home for the vacation, as long as you live in England. Just visit your new nominated pharmacy and then email uweprescriptions@nhs.net to confirm:

  • your name
  • date of birth
  • your mobile number
  • any current medication that you're taking
  • the name and address of your new nominated pharmacy.

You will still be registered with the UWE Bristol Health Centre if you change your nominated pharmacy.

Healthcare services for students 

The University Health Centre aims to provide accessible healthcare for everyone working or studying at the University. Please register if you would like to book an appointment. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Please take a look at our Wellbeing Service pages if you feel that you need support with your mental health and personal development needs.

If you smoke, you may find our information about smokefree areas of Frenchay Campus useful.

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