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Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on regular long term medication do not always need to see a doctor to obtain a repeat prescription.  Requests can be made by contacting the Repeat Prescription Telephone line on 028 66 342456 between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Requests can also be made in person at reception.  We also offer an online facility where patients can order their repeat prescriptions from the comfort of their own home.  For further details on this service, please contact reception.

Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor at least once a year to review these medications.  Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Repeat Dispensing Scheme

This scheme is an alternative option to obtain your medicines.  The doctor will give you a maximum of 12 months "repeatable prescription".  With these prescriptions you can collect your medicines from a pharmacy of your choice at regular intervals without having to contact the practice.  For further information regarding this scheme and to find out if you could avail of it please contact the Repeat Prescription Line on 028 66 342456 where full details will be explained to you.

Prescribing Changes

There is extreme pressure from the Department of Health upon all doctors to reduce prescribing costs.  Items such as Skin Moisturising Creams, Bath Oils and Shampoos will not be prescribed unless there is a diagnosis of eczema or psoriasis.

In addition, products which can be bought over the counter will no longer be provided on prescription.

We hope you will understand the reasons for these measures in the current time of financial pressure.

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