YOUR PRESCRIPTION EXPLAINED
Our new ONLINE REQUEST system for medication has been designed for your convenience. All medications can be potentially harmful, and therefore require vigilance when prescribing.
Most medications which are taken long term mostly appear on your REPEAT LIST. Patients on repeat medication require their repeat list to be ANNUALLY REVIEWED. Depending on the number and type of drugs on your list, you may or may not need to attend the surgery for this review.
Most other medications are usually prescribed as an ACUTE MEDICATION during your doctor's appointment. In most circumstances, we would ask you to see the doctor or nurse for a review if requiring further acute medication. This is so that we can understand why a further course is required and decide whether a different treatment would be more appropriate.
A number of regularly used SPECIAL MEDICATION are kept off the repeat list for safety reasons, but can still be requested online. The following sections further explain our various types of prescriptions.