URGENT PRESCRIPTION REQUEST POLICY
We experience a large volume of requests for prescription every day. In order to safely and efficiently carry this out we would like to make a policy of issuing acute prescriptions.
Medications other than the ones in this list will not be routinely issued on an urgent basis. Requests for routine prescription renewal would require 48 hours for the script to be processed for collection.
List of medication that would be issued urgently:
Specific Drug Names and Indications
Anti - Epileptic Medication
ONLY FOR EPILEPSY
Not for pain management/ migraine etc.
Epilim/ Episenta/ Depakote/ Epival
Schizophrenia/ Bipolar/ Psychosis
Biquelle/ Seroquel/ Brancico/ Mintreleq/ Psyquet/ Atrolak
Long Term Steroids
For patients who take steroids EVERY day, long term
Glyceryl Trinitrate Spray
Nitrolingual/ GTN spray
Isodur/ Isotard/ Monomax/ Monomil XL
For cardiac arrhythmias only
Not for treatment of hypertension only
(Not propranolol for anxiety)
Half Securon/ Univer
Palliative Care Medications
- Water for Injection
Individual vials for subcutaneous administration by district nurses
FOR TYPE 1 DIABETICS ONLY
The Urgent Prescription Request Policy will be clearly displayed in reception and public areas so patients are made aware of what constitutes an urgent request and the process for doing so.
Patients who do not comply with the policy will on the first occasion receive a confirmation slip reminding them of the process and on any subsequent occasion will receive a letter from the Practice clearly stating the process and consequences of ignoring the policy.
Patients should be reminded that requests for routine prescriptions should be made in advance to avoid medication lapses. We will try to accommodate some requests on an individual basis after discussion with medical staff.
Formal written reminders of practice policy on routine prescription will be sent to patients where such requests are repetitive.