The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

Current time is 14:59 - We're open

Telephone: 01480 495347


Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions:

In person by handing your repeat slip in at reception having clearly marked the items required
By post by sending an SAE if you wish us to post it back to you
By phone by calling 01480 495347 and choosing option 2
Online by using the SystmOne Online prescription ordering facilities. Click here for more details

The practice policy is to prescribe 28 days supply however a second prescription can be obtained for holidays and for some medical conditions, a batch prescribing facility is available (this is not permissible for dispensing patients).

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, practice nurse or pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications.



If you live in one of the villages surrounding St. Ives or more than one mile from the surgery, we encourage you to use our dispensary as we have trained staff available to dispense your medication every day. Please allow 3-5 working days for our dispensers to prepare your medication.


Private Prescriptions

These are issued after a consultation with a private consultant or a private GP and all prescriptions are subject to a fee. The surgery is unable to change these prescriptions to a FP10 for several reasons:

  • We may not have seen the patient
  • We would be taking on the prescribing costs and responsibilities for the patient who is having non-NHS Care
  • Private prescriptions are very often difficult to read as often hand written, therefore scope for error

If a patient sees a specialist privately, their specialist may write to their GP making recommendations about ongoing medication. These recommendations will generally then be prescribed by their GP on receiving the appropriate correspondence as long as these recommendations are licensed on the NHS and in accordance with local prescribing guidelines.

Practice/Dispensary Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday