As of 1st April 2019, GABAPENTIN and PREGABALIN are being classified as Class 3 CONTROLLED DRUGS. You will need to bring photo ID with you to collect your Gabapentin and Pregabalin prescription from the Practice or Pharmacy. If you would like a representative to collect on your behalf, you will need to give your written permission (signed and dated) and we will need photo ID from them.
We accept requests for repeat prescriptions by post (a SAE is required if you need the prescription posted back to you) and personal visits to the surgery.
We do not accept them by telephone, unless the patient is house bound.
Local pharmacies will often collect prescriptions from the surgery on behalf of the patient, prepare the medication and have it ready for collection by the patient. Some pharmacies will deliver to the homes of the housebound, disabled or elderly patients.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please note that we need at least 48 hours notice for repeat prescriptions collected from the Surgery and 72 hours if collecting from a chemist.
IT IS THE PATIENT'S RESPONSIBILTY TO ENSURE THE CORRECT MEDICATION IS ON THEIR PRESCRIPTION.