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*PLEASE NOTE*

UPCOMING CLOSURES

CLOSED ALL DAY:         Mon 6th May 

CLOSED ALL DAY:         Mon 27th May 

The Practice will also be CLOSED FROM 1PM EVERY WEDNESDAY starting from 1st May 2024

PLEASE ENSURE ALL PRESCRIPTIONS ARE ORDERED AND COLLECTED IN ADVANCE OF ANY CLOSURE

We appreciate your co-operation

REQUESTS FROM PRIVATE PROVIDERS

Whenever a GP prescribes a medicine for you they are taking full responsibility for your care, even if the medicine is recommended for you by another doctor. It, therefore, cannot always be expected that your GP will prescribe the medicine(s) recommended for you by the private doctor.

Please be aware that your GP may NOT agree to prescribe the medicine in the following circumstances:

  • The GP has not had adequate communication from the private doctor to explain the reasons why you need the medicine

  • The GP does not believe the medicine is appropriate or necessary for you

  • The medicine is not licensed or is being used outside of its licensed use in the UK

  • The GP does not feel they have the specialist expertise to monitor the medicine and to ensure it is safe and working for your

  • The use of the medicine is not in line with national or local prescribing guidelines

  • Your GP believes that a different medicine which is very similar and commonly prescribed on the NHS will be just as effective or appropriate for you to take instead

  • You are seen by a private doctor/specialist without referral from your NHS GP

Practice Area

Please be aware that, due to issues concerning patient safety, the

Practice operates within a strict patient boundary.  This means that we are only able to accept / retain patients who reside

within a set area.

 

Should you move to an address not included in this area, you will

unfortunately be asked to find a new doctor.

 

Please note that this is Practice Policy and standard procedure, as

agreed with both Health & Social Care Board and BSO.  

 

Unfortunately there can be no exceptions to this policy nor can it be judged on an individual patient to patient basis.

 

 

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