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Repeat Prescriptions


If you take medication on a long-term basis, you can ask for a repeat prescription by handing in your prescription request to the surgery, by post or online (ask at Reception how to set up on line access).


If you are unable to access online services you can telephone the prescriptions line on (0191) 371 02 32 between 1 pm and 3 pm Monday to Friday, using option 3.


Please allow 2 whole working days before collection. 


"2 working days" starts when we receive your instruction during a normal working day


If you would like us to post the prescription back to you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and allow one week.


Medicine Sick Day Rules


When you are unwell with any of the following:



  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)

  • Fevers, sweats and shaking


Then STOP taking the medicines listed below:



  • ACE Inhibitors:


Medicine names ending in 'pril' e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril



  • ARBs:


Medicine names ending in 'sartan' e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan



  • NSAIDs:


Anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen



  • Diuretics:


Sometimes called 'water pills' e.g. furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide



  • Metformin:  A medicine for diabetes


Restart when you are well (after 24 to 48 hours of eating and drinking normally). If you are in any doubt, please contact your pharmacist, GP or nurse.


Do you pay for your prescriptions?


Prescriptions are free for:



  • Men and women over sixty

  • Pregnant women with a valid maternity certificate

  • Children under sixteen or up to nineteen in full-time education

  • Mothers of babies under twelve months

  • People who receive income support (check list on Form P11 from Social Security or Post Office)

  • People with family credit

  • Certain chronic conditions


If you are not entitled to free prescriptions, a ‘season ticket’ may save you money. This is a pre-payment certificate; please ask at Reception for details.


Order Repeat Prescriptions Online with Patient Access 


We are now offering our patients the facility to order repeat prescriptions online.  Simply call into the surgery and ask the reception team for a "PIN" number which will enable you to set up an online account.

 
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