Prescriptions - Frequently Asked Questions

If I am going away will I be able to obtain more than 1 month of medication to cover my holiday?

Yes, if a patient is going on holiday we will make exceptions to the rule and can issue up to three months of medication depending on the duration of your time away. If you are staying within England (excluding Wales and Scotland) we can send your medication to a pharmacy local to where you are staying.

Can I have more than one inhaler so I always have a spare?

If you are using more than one inhaler a month we advise you book in to speak to our asthma nurse as it could be your asthma is not well controlled. If more than one inhaler is then deemed appropriate we can issue an appropriate amount of inhalers.

I had an item a long time ago can I request it again?

No, if you havent had a certain item in over a year you will need an appointment with the GP before it is prescribed again.