Practice Dispensing

Primary Care Services on behalf of Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board has recently undertaken an audit in regards to practice patient dispensing lists.

As a result of this audit, any dispensing patient currently included on our dispensing list who resides either within 1.6km or approximately 1 mile in a straight line of a dispensing pharmacy or within a defined urban area for the locality will no longer be allowed to use the practice dispensary.

The removal of the dispensing marker does not effect the registration of the patient in any way other than it will be no longer appropriate for the practice to dispense to the patient(s).

Any patient who is affected by the health board decision must obtain your prescription from a pharmacy of your choice instead of collecting from the surgery dispensary. When you have made a decision as to which pharmacy you would like to use, please notify reception staff so that the prescription can be forwarded appropriately.

Unfortunately, this decision is out of our control, however if any patient who is affected by the health board decision feels they would have serious difficulty in obtaining any necessary medicines and appliances from a chemist because of distance or inadequate means of communication known as “the serious difficulty provision” please contact staff at the surgery who will be happy to assist further.


A form for patients to complete is available at the surgery should any patient who is affected by this decision want to request to stay with the surgery dispensary. Please contact surgery staff for further details.

Covid Vaccinations

Bodowen Surgery will be holding a final Covid Vaccination second dose clinic on Saturday 19th June 2021. If you are in Cohort groups 1 to 6 and do not already have a second vaccine appointment with us at Bodowen or at Deeside MVC then please contact us before Saturday 19th June 2021 either by telephoning reception or via e-mail:

[email protected]

Deeside MVC will continue to vaccinate remaining patients under the age of 50 years old after Saturday 19th June 2021. You can access the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board online booking on:

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate allows you to prove that you have had a full course of the vaccine.

Details of what you need to do to get a certificate of vaccination for international travel is detailed below:

Please do not contact the practice as we are unable to help with this.

If you live in Wales but are registered with a GP in England or have received your vaccinations in England, we will not have access to your vaccination record.