URGENT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
Thr practice has changed its process for urgent prescription requests. This is due to a large number of patients requesting medication on the day and the negative affect this is having upon the service being offered to our wider patient population. Please ensure that you order your prescriptions in plenty of time to avoid the situation where you may run out of medication.
Urgent prescription requests are ONLY for a medication which a patient would need within 24hrs to prevent them from becoming severely unwell. It is surgery policy to prescribe the following emergency medications:
1 x Reliever asthma inhaler
Epi-pens for anaphylaxis
Insulin for diabetics
GTN spray for acute angina attacks.
NOAC’s – Anticoagulation medication but NOT Warfarin.
Anti-epileptics (including rectal diazepam)
Palliative care medication
Apixiaban (blood thinner)
Some medications can be safely missed for a day or two and you may be advised that your request will be processed routinely.
We will not issue urgent prescriptions for items that can be brought over the counter.