General Repeat Prescription Information
It is important that anyone on long-term medication has a regular review. Your repeat prescription slip has a review date shown, which indicates when the doctor would like to see you next to check your progress. Please make an appointment to see the doctor around this time. Some review consultations can be done on the phone if the doctor does not need to examine you, or may be done by one of the nurses if your condition is appropriate e.g. asthma. If you do not arrange your review, we will remind you with your next prescription. We may not be able to continue prescribing for you if you do not have your periodic review.
Many pharmacists will arrange to collect your prescriptions directly from the surgery. Please make it clear on your prescription request if you have arranged for a pharmacist to do this.
For your convenience we have included a pharmacy as part of Bridgewater House. The pharmacy, which is on the ground floor, can dispense all your prescriptions or arrange delivery of your medicines to your home. Please note that some of the Bridgewater Surgeries' partners are minority shareholders in the Pharmacy Company.
It is the policy of Bridgewater Surgeries to prescribe as cost effectively as possible, whilst ensuring that any changes of medication prescribed for an individual patient will meet their clinical situation and need. This is in accordance with NHS and PCT policy. Any changes will be based on advice from PCT pharmacists and published evidence