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HEATWAVE ALERT

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. To find out more about how to cope in hot weather please go here for the latest advice from NHS England.  More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website here


PRESCRIPTIONS NO LONGER ROUTINELY PRESCRIBED

The NHS spends approx. £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter for a pharmacy. at a lower cost tan that which  would be incurred by the NHS.

In line with guidance from NHS  England the Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lews Havens CCGs are recommending GPs will no longer routinely prescribe medicines for common conditions which can be bought over the counter. For more information please see link :

https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/sites/btnccg/files/Advice%20for%20patients.pdf

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on long-term medication it may not be necessary to see your doctor each time you require a repeat prescription.

Please present your request in writing (this is usually the computer printout handed to you with your prescription) to our receptionist. You may order it in person, by post or by fax. If you require your prescription to be posted back to you please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Alternatively you can register for our online services and order prescriptions via the link at the top of this page

We cannot accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor 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 two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

 
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