EMERGENCY ORDERS OF MEDICATION;
Run out of medication? Need to order Early?
At Sandhurst Group Practice we ask you to make sure that you always give at least 2 full working days when ordering any repeat medication.
We do understand though that there may be times when you have mislaid or forgotten to order medication for what ever reason and are very close to running out.
In such cases we ask that you come into surgery to fill out our Emergency prescription form. On this form we ask your reasons for needing an Emergency prescription in less than 2 working days. We also ask that you name a nominated chemist we can electronically send the prescription to.
Please do not request Emergency prescriptions through the chemist as they will fax a repeat through and will not have all the information we require. The NHS are trying to go paperless and we are working towards not using the fax machine as this is no longer considered a secure method of receiving patient identifiable data.
We will then try our best to get a prescription to your nominated chemist electronically by 6pm that evening although this may not be possible especially for acute medication.
We also require you to use this form if you are requesting medication early.
We at Sandhurst Group Practice have a duty to make sure that a patient is not overusing medication which is why we will ask for reasons.
Please be aware that this request may be turned down by the GP if a patient regularity requests an Emergency supply of medication, regularly orders medication early or their medication review is overdue.
Thank you for your understanding.