Our Dispensers are happy to take requests for repeat prescriptions and can also dispense medicines to patients who live more than a mile from the surgery. They are also able to help with any queries patients may have in respect of their medication.


Dispensary Account Manager

Mrs Teresa Bryant (f)
I joined the Practice in September 1976 as a full-time Receptionist, moving into the Dispensary in 1978 when the existing Dispenser (Carol) went on maternity leave. I worked as a full-time Dispenser until 1988 when I started my own family. Since then I have worked 20 hours per week in the Dispensary. In 1999 I studied and gained distinction in the BTEC professional development certificate in Science (Dispensing Skills).



Mrs Jackie Ball-Ingram (f)
I qualified as a Dispensing Technician in 2002 gaining my NVQ Level 3. I began my career working full time in an independent chemist in Salisbury.

I left in 2006 to start a family.

I joined Fordingbridge Surgery in 2007 as a part time Dispenser and enjoy the varied challenges that come with the job.


Mrs Jane Biddlecombe (f)
I joined the Surgery team in 1981, working mornings as a Receptionist and afternoons as a Dispenser under the watchful eyes of Teresa, Carol and the GPs. I reduced my working hours in 1987, after starting a family, and concentrated on Dispensary work, occasionally helping out at Reception, with computer entries and secretarial work. I passed the BTEC/General Pharmacy Dispensers in General Practice course, covering pharmacology, pharmaceuticals and dispensing skills, legal aspects, management and basic sciences in January 2001 at distinction level.


Mrs Carol Holloway (f)
I began dispensing work in 1972, after leaving college, and worked for three years at Locus Pharmacy in Fordingbridge, now a branch of Lloyds Pharmacy. I joined the Surgery in 1988 and at that time was the only Dispenser. I returned after maternity leave in 1978 to work part-time, covering both Dispensary and Reception. I now work 3.5 days per week, sharing the workload with four other Dispensers.




Miss Erin Purkiss (f)
I joined the practice in May 2013 as a receptionist, following working for Lloyds pharmacy throughout my school and college years, completing Over The Counter training and gaining experience in dispensing. I enjoyed reception life, and I was grateful for the change and variety of the job...but my keen interest in medicine tempted me back in! I was lucky enough to have support from the practice in completing my NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Service Skills and a BTEC National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science. 


Dispensary Clerks

  • Mrs Joanne Belbin (f)
  • Mrs Mandy Bown (f)
  • Mrs Louise Holley (f)

Dispensary Assistants

Mrs Laura Benton (f)
Dispensary Assistant
Miss Victoria Holley (f)
Dispensary Assistant
Mr Michael Browning (m)
Delivery Driver

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