Urgent Prescription Request Policy

Due to the increasing numbers of patients requesting their prescription on an urgent basis, the practice has needed to instate an Urgent Prescription Policy. Unless a medication is clinically urgent, requests will be processed  routinely (ie they may take up to three full working days).

The following medication may be issued on an urgent same-day basis:

  • Inhalers and Montelukast
  • Medication for epilepsy
  • Warfarin, Apixaban and other anticoagulants
  • Medication for palliative patients
  • Digoxin and beta blockers.
  • Anti-psychotics
  • Adrenaline autoinjectors
  • Insulin and Gliclazide
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate spray
  • Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone and Dexamethasone

Hospital Treatment Advice Notes will be processed within three working days of receipt as urgently needed medication will be provided by the treating hospital.