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Repeat Prescription Information

To minimise the risk of potential infection spread in light of Covid 19(Coronavirus) prescriptions will no longer be available for collection at the surgery, all prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy and will be available for collection there after 72 hours of the surgery receiving the request (excluding weekends and bank holidays).

If you have not already nominated a pharmacy please do so when ordering, if you do not do this the surgery will select a pharmacy close to your address.

Do not ring Reception to check if your prescription is ready as this blocks the telephone lines unnecessarily, if you have allowed 72 hours your prescription will be ready for collection at your pharmacy.

Please Note: Repeat prescription requests are not accepted from Chemists, please order directly from the Surgery.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered using the following methods:

The Order Form on the Home screen of this website

Fax

Post

In person using the Drop Box in the entrance foyer, or the Drop Box on the outer door of the building.

Patient Services Website: Please contact Reception to register for an online account.

Only URGENT prescriptions will be issued on the same day.

Over The Counter (OTC) Medication Requests

Guidance from the Northern Ireland Department of Health (DoHNI) and the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) advises GPs not to prescribe medicines that can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) by patients when they are being used to treat minor conditions or self-limiting illnesses.

Patients are encouraged to self-care and seek advice from their local community pharmacist to help manage these minor and self-limiting conditions.

This GP practice does not prescribe medicines: (i) that can be purchased over-the-counter by patients when they are being used to treat minor conditions or self-limiting illnesses, or (ii) where there is no evidence base for their use. The following points should be noted: This practice promotes self-care for minor conditions and self-limiting illnesses;(see document in Forms to Download) medicines for treating these conditions should be purchased by the patient from community pharmacies or supermarkets and not prescribed on NHS prescriptions; Patients are advised that their local community pharmacist can provide advice and help to manage minor conditions and self-limiting illnesses.

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