Converting Private Prescriptions to NHS

If you have been given a private prescription by a consultant you have seen, the GP will decide if it is clinically appropriate to convert this into an NHS prescription. We will not issue medications without a clear written prescription and a letter from the consultant.

The doctor must agree with the treatment as they take clinical responsibility for signing it. With certain medications the consultant needs to be responsible initially, until the patient is stabilised on the medication.  In some cases the GP may not feel happy to issue the prescription and the private or hospital prescription will be returned.

Please be aware we are an NHS practice and are governed by local prescribing policies which change from time to time.

Therefore private prescriptions will be dealt with within the same timescale as normal repeat prescriptions (72 Hours)

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