How to get your medication

If you require medication of any kind these are the guidelines the practice follows to help you understand the system.

  • If you have been given a white slip of paper from the hospital after discharge this is not a medication request but simply to inform the GP of the medication you have taken home today
  • If you have been to the hospital they should discharge you with 28 days of medication. This gives the Consultant time to write to the Practice informing them of the outcome of your hospital appointment
  • If you have been given a hospital prescription card you must have this dispensed at the hospital pharmacy. We cannot give you a prescription based on the hospital prescription card
  • If you have been to a private doctor or a doctor in another practice or clinic please let us know what you have been prescribed.  It helps the GP reviewing your request if you can supply a letter from the Consultant
  • Private prescriptions will not be exchanged for NHS prescriptions
  • Verbal requests, including telephone request for medication will not be accepted.
  • If you have been notified that you will need to be seen before our next prescription is due, you will automatically be given 1 month’s notice as this request will be with your dispensed medication. If you fail to book an appointment before your medication runs out you will need to complete a ‘prescription query form’ and may be asked to wait 48 hrs. Failure to comply with this request may result in your medication being suspended