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Our Repeat Prescriptions Policy

It has been recommended by Government to supply only one month's medication at a time. The reasons supporting this position are that, firstly, it cuts down on wastage - patients who were prescribed perhaps three months of medication at a time were often changed to alternative medication during that period, meaning that the original medicine was then destroyed.

Secondly, we are forced to consider the rulings of Health and Safety; again, large supplies of medication often meant that patients became confused with the amount of tablets they were taking, or, alternatively, between large supplies of new and old medication.

For those reasons the Practice is conforming to the policy of one month's supply of medication.

We do realise that it is irritating to have to keep coming to the Surgery for your medicine. You may wish to consider posting your repeat request or ordering your repeat request online, and at least then you would only make one journey to collect the medication itself.

Whilst we realise that this is not the answer you were looking for, we do hope you can understand our reasons for maintaining this policy.

Prescriptions for Minor Illnesses

In general, we do not approve of occasional prescriptions being given for 'minor complaints' without a consultation. If your complaint has not responded to simple home or over the counter remedies then you should consult your GP or Practice Nurse if you think you require medication on prescription.

 
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