It is important to know the name and dose of the medication you are taking, as well as the reason why. If you aren’t sure, we can print a page with the doses and reasons for the medications written on it.
If you have a medical card, prescriptions from the hospital will need to be transferred over to a medical card prescription here in the surgery. This covers most of the cost of the medications, and allows us to update our records. If you are attending a consultant privately, please let us know about any changes to your medications.
When ordering repeat prescriptions, please give at least 24 hours’ notice. We have a designated time where once a day the on-call GP will go through your notes for each prescription to ensure no errors are made.
If you are having difficulty remembering to take your tablets, please let us know: the pharmacist can arrange for your medications to be dispensed in a daily blister pack.
Lost prescriptions for sleeping tablets, certain painkillers and some other drugs will not be filled earlier than they are due. These are controlled drugs and you need to be careful with them.