Private prescriptions & Holiday Requests:
A message appears on the patient’s record that prescriptions are to be issued as ‘private’. A charge is made the provision of the private prescription in all circumstances other than medication for erectile dysfunction. Where a patient requests a medication for holidays, these will be provided as a private prescription if approved by the GP. There will be a charge for this type of prescription.
Private prescriptions are processed separately to NHS Prescriptions and the administration of these will be handled by the Prescription Team in conjunction with the GP.
Patients should be aware that in some circumstances the pharmacy may also charge a dispensing fee.