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South Molton Health Centre Prescribing Information

The Health Centre is committed to working to best practice guidelines on prescribing to ensure that patients receive safe and effective treatment that makes best use of NHS resources.

Repeat prescriptions are normally only issued at 28 day intervals to reduce wastage of medicines.  If a repeat prescription is requested early it will not be dealt with until it becomes due.  In exceptional circumstance prescriptions can be issued to cover a longer period, for example to cover a holiday abroad.

Some medication may be prescribed for much shorter periods.  Medication

GPs review patient’s medication at least annually. 

When national or local prescribing guidance changes, the GPs will review patients medication accordingly to ensure we are conforming to best practice.  You may see drug names and doses change.  If you are concerned about any changes please do give us a ring and we will explain the reasons behind the change.

Please do not order more medication than you need as this can lead to more waste.  The cost of wasted medication remains a significant drain on NHS resources.

August 2014

 
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