Pharmacies with which we have a collection arrangement:

McCoig Pharmacy, Wyche Grove

Makepeace & Jackson Pharmacy, Station Parade, Sanderstead Rd

Medi-Pharm, Limpsfield Rd (Sanderstead Roundabout)

Orion Pharmacy, Brighton Road, Purley

Boots the Chemist, High Street, Purley

Day-Lewis Pharmacy, Elmfield Way, Sanderstead

Swan Pharmacy, Swan & Sugarloaf, South Croydon

Tesco Pharmacy, Tesco Store, Purley

Riddlesdown Pharmacy Ltd, 104 Lower Barn Road, Purley

At Parkside we have always supported our Pharmacy colleagues who are experts in medicines, how they work and what conditions they treat. We are delighted to inform our patients about the Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme which offers Croydon residents access to medicines, health advice and treatment from their local pharmacy without requiring any prescriptions or vouchers.

To take part in the scheme, simply go to your local Pharmacy and ask the Pharmacist for medication under the Minor Ailments Scheme.

Pharmacists are able to provide you with medicines for minor conditions free of charge if you are normally exempt from prescription charges. If you are not exempt from prescription charges, you will pay the normal over-the counter charge to the pharmacy. Minor Ailments covered include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Hay Fever
  • Headlice
  • Indigestion/heartburn
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Sprains
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Vaginal Thrush

Of course, the pharmacist can also refer you back to your GP if more treatment or investigation is required.


Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)

You can now have your prescriptions sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy via EPS.  Ask your Pharmacist about signing up to EPS!


You will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription.  Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.