Seascale Health Centre

Bootle Surgery


Seascale and Bootle surgeries are able to dispense medication to any of their patients who live more than one mile from a community pharmacy.  Patients who live within one mile must use a community pharmacy of their choice.

The turnaround time for collection of repeat prescriptions will be 48 hours at both Seascale and Bootle.

You can request these prescriptions in person at the dispensary, by leaving the request in the prescription box at Seascale or Bootle, by calling the prescription line (Seascale 019467 27451 option 3/Bootle 01229 718711) or by using one of the online services. Please note: The prescription line at Seascale operates a voicemail service for prescription requests to be left Monday – Friday 09:00am – 4:00pm.

Please note we are unable to provide a delivery service at the present time.

EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) was introduced on 26th November 2019.  EPS allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient’s choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.

Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

From 1st April 2023, the charges are:

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 3-month Pre Payment Certificate (PPC): £31.25
  • 12-month Pre Payment Certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • HRT 12 month Pre Payment Certificate (PPC): £19.30

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 12 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website


Seascale Dispensary Opening Times

Monday08:45 – 13:0015:00 – 18:00
Tuesday08:45 – 13:0014:00 – 18:00
Wednesday08:45 – 13:0015:00 – 18:00
Thursday08:45 – 13:0014:00 – 18:00
Friday08:45 – 13:0015:00 – 18:00

Note: On Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Seascale Dispensary opens at 3pm of an afternoon and on Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s 2pm. This has been the opening hours for many years to allow the team to catch up on workload.

We temporarily moved the opening hours of an afternoon to 3pm on every day during COVID as the demand for prescriptions was much higher, however we have now returned to our regular opening hours as shown.

Bootle Dispensary Opening Times:

Monday09:00 – 12:30
Tuesday09:00 – 12:30
Wednesday09:00 – 12:30
Thursday09:00 – 12:30


Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 3rd October, 2023