We have made a slight change to our prescription form. The form is very similar to the old form and self explanatory but you will need to delete any bookmarks you have to the old form as it will no longer be available.
On the right side of the prescription a record of the items you may need to re-order is printed. Please tear off and keep until you need a further supply, then post or deliver it to the surgery, clearly ticking the items you require.
Alternatively follow the link at the top of this page to order online.
This practice only issues one month's medication at a time.
Your prescription will be:
- Returned by post if you enclose a stamped, addressed envelope.
- Available for collection at the surgery between 08.15 & 13.00 and between 14.00 & 18.15
- Sent to a local chemist (by mutual agreement)
- May be issued in a six month “batch” prescription please ask for details
- In all cases we ask you to note that we need 48 working hours for processing. To avoid errors we are unable to take prescriptions over the telephone.
Medication Changes - Why this may happen and the reasons for this
From time to time we may need to change your medication but will always advise you beforehand.
There are many reasons why this may happen;
- Manufacturers of drugs refine and update drugs all the time. In doing this updating in preparation it may exclude some side effects.
- Clinical trials sometimes suggest to use two drugs instead of one. For example; for a patient to remain on Clopidogrel as the benefits out weighs the side effects and so the Doctor would prescribe something else to perhaps settle the upset stomach that the Clopidogrel is causing.
- Drugs are issued generically instead of by brand because when first approved they are listed on a 2 year patent, but when this period is over other manufacturers can produce the drug, it is then the Duty of the Pharmacist to dispense the cheapest option. It allows pharmacists to shop around to carry enough stock.
But please be assured that the doctor will always have your best interests at heart and prescribe the best preparations available for you.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.