Urgent / Emergency prescriptions

Please allow 2 full working days for prescription requests.

This is because with each request, a doctor will need to check your medical notes to be sure that the medication is safe to be prescribed again. 

If you have unexpectedly run out of medication, please check with your pharmacist to see if a further advance of medication can be given whilst awaiting a routine prescription.

We prioritise urgent prescription requests for the medications listed below: All other medications require 2 working days to be issued:

  • Asthma inhalers

  • Angina medication: GTN spray, oral; nitrates, nicorandyl

  • Anti-arrhythmics: EG betablockers

  • Insulin

  • Adrenaline pens

  • Oral steroids (if on a regular dose)

  • Palliative care medication

  • Warfarin and other anticoagulants

  • Parkinson’s medication

  • Anti-epileptics used for epilepsy

  • Oral contraceptive (28 days)

  • Antipsychotics and lithium.

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