An acute prescription is any prescription that is not on repeat.
There are a number of ways to request an acute prescription:
- Speak to a receptionist on the phone
- Leave a written request into the practice reception desk
Please note: A request is no guarantee of the prescription being provided. The doctor or pharmacist may wish to discuss your request further before making a decision. In some cases your request may be declined.
Speaking to a receptionist on the phone
Acute prescriptions can be ordered by speaking to a receptionist on the phone. Please remember the receptionists are busy so please be prepared to give the correct name and dose of the medication you’re requesting before calling. The receptionist will take details of your request which will be passed to a doctor or pharmacist for review.
Dropping your written acute prescription request into the practice
Please leave a written request into the practice.
This should clearly state:
- Your name, date of birth and address
- The name and dose of the medication you are requesting
- The reason for the request