Acute/Emergency Prescriptions

Patients who have attended hospital outpatient departments or Accident and Emergency departments should bring any letter to the health centre as soon as possible. A prescription for new drugs or changes to existing medications should be available within 1-2 working days.

In some circumstances it may take longer than 1-2 days as doctors may need further information before issuing the script e.g. The doctor may need to speak to the patient /hospital consultant. Sometimes patients will be asked to make a GP appointment rather than doctors issuing a script.

Please consider the information on the “self-management” webpage before requesting an antibiotic. Unless you have an underlying health problem, it is unlikely you will obtain an antibiotic without speaking to or seeing a healthcare professional.

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