For your information, as of February 2019 all strengths of Pregabalin and Gabapentin have been reclassified as controlled drugs. As controlled drugs, pharmacies will only be able to accept physically-signed prescriptions – rather than electronic copies, with a maximum of 28 days’ worth of tablets. Pharmacies must also dispense the drugs within 28 days of the prescription being written.
Please be aware of this when ordering prescriptions; these items will now have to be signed out of the surgery by the patient themselves, or by someone on their behalf. Some local chemists do collect physical prescriptions from the surgery who will sign these out on your behalf. Please check with your chemist for more information.
For more information please contact the prescription clerk on 01702 710131.