Repeat Prescriptions

***Notice Regarding Antibiotic Prescribing***

We would like to inform you that GP’s in the practice do not prescribe antibiotics for infections that usually get better on their own such as colds and flu’s. We recommend you visit your local pharmacy for advice if you suffer from these conditions. 

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***Benzodiazepine Prescribing***

We are a “Benzo-Free” Practice.
We DO NOT prescribe Benzodiazepines routinely. 
We have an active withdrawal programme in place and plan to reduce and stop usage by mid 2017.

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Prescription requests

We changed our ordering protocols back on 29th February 2016.
We no longer take telephone message requests for repeat medications.

Preferred methods include: fax, online, by post in writing or by using your right hand side repeat slip, in person or text your request to the usual number.

We do have exceptions for those that are unable to use any of the above methods, this can be discussed at any time with our prescription lead.   

Thank you for your cooperation,
The Partners

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*** IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE ***
On Monday 1st August 2016 we changed our prescription text number, please note new number below:
     0795 451 9397
When texting your order, please remember to include:

• YOUR FULL NAME
• DATE OF BIRTH
• ITEMS YOU REQUIRE

If you request a new item please state where this was given and be aware that this may take longer than the usual 48 hours to process.
If you are requesting an item you have not had for over 3 month you may require a GP review before this is issued.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Medicines Optimisation Team

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If you wish to opt for online prescriptions please call into the surgery or email us on Hylton.Medical@nhs.net where we will assist you in the online registration process or have a look at the GP ONLINE SERVICES Page.

You may also be interested in EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) Please contact us for information on how to sign up for EPS or click on the link for more information.

Telephone 0191 5658598
Fax 0191 5147467
Text 0795 451 9397

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