Do you take GABAPENTIN or PREGABLIN?
From 1st April 2019 current prescribing guidelines are changing with regards to these medications, which means you will no longer be able to get more than 1 Month supplied to you at any one time. Any prescriptions also need to be dispensed in a pharmacy within 28 days of being issued.
Repeat prescriptions are available where appropriate for those on long-term treatment. They are processed on our computerised system when authorised by a doctor. Please order after 10am
There are a number of ways to order a repeat prescription:
- Leave your prescription counterfoil with the items required ticked in the box in the foyer at the entrance.
- Post it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want it posted back to you.
- Patient access-please contact reception for a pin.
Repeat prescriptions may also be requested by phone, but this carries the risk of mishearing drug names or dosages so we do encourage you to use a written method when possible.
Your medication can be collected from Haverthwaite surgery during regular opening times. If you wish to nominate another person to collect your medication, please ask for the appropriate form at reception, and complete for our files.
It would be very helpful if patients could advise our staff when ordering the prescription where they wish to collect it from.
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.
Please allow 2 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
When ordering on patient access please allow 3 working days!