Prescription information

 

The surgery processes around 400,000 (four hundred y thousand) medications a year !!!

 

thats over 1250 EVERY SINLGE WORKING DAY

 

 

Its one of the reasons the phones have increasingly become difficult to get through on

 

 

As such we have the following information about prescriptions

 

Ways to order (which make the whole system so much more efficient)

 

For All Sites

 

  • automated phone system 24 hours a day seven days a week
  • online
  • by post
  • handing in request at reception
  • Telephone Requests for Vulnerable patients   -  tel: 0191 259 9997 - Prescriptions requests over the telephone will ONLY be taken between 9 am and 11 am Monday to Friday and at no other time.

For Garden Park and White Swan 

  • By telephone or in person during opening hours

 

 

 

 

Stopping paper based prescriptions

 

GPs can help save resources, reduce pollution and make the system more efficient by sending prescriptions to the chemist electronically. Patients will be asked to nominate a chemist for their medicines. Information found here­

 

 

 

Reduce the cost of prescriptions - prepayment cards are available by clicking here­