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Self Care Week 13th-17th November 2017

The Marylebone Health Centre is supporting this national awareness week focusing on support for self care across communities, families and generations by running a week long campaign with a different health topic focus each day. Please click on link for further information.

Patient Information

Please be aware that we will close at 1pm on Wed 6th December 2017 for our Centre Review.

This is the annual team and PPG meeting where we meet to review the year and share our learning. We will also look at the challenges and work we need to do in 2018. If you would like your PPG to put forward any ideas at the meeting please email them on CLCCG.PPG@admin.nhs.net 

When we are closed please call our usual no 0207 935 6328 and your call will be diverted to our answering service where a call handler will triage your call.  You can also call 111. Calls to this number are free.

We would like to thank NHS England and Central London Clinical Commissioning Group to allow us to close for this very important event.

Prescribing medicines following consultations with external consultants either *NHS or private

multicolour_pillsThis leaflet explains the responsibilities of your GP when they are asked to prescribe a medicine after your appointment with another doctor.

Whenever a GP prescribes a medicine for you they are taking full responsibility for your care, even if the medicine is recommended for you by another doctor. It, therefore, cannot always be expected that your GP will prescribe the medicine(s) recommended for you by the other doctor.

Please be aware that your GP may not agree to prescribe the medicine in the following circumstances:

  • The GP has not had adequate communication from the other doctor to explain the reasons why you need the medicine.
  • The GP does not believe the medicine is appropriate or necessary for you. The medicine is not licensed or is being used outside of its licensed use in the UK.
  • The GP does not feel they have the specialist expertise to monitor the medicine and to ensure it is safe and working for you.
  • The use of the medicine is not in line with national or local prescribing guidelines.
  • Your GP believes that a different medicine which is very similar and commonly prescribed on the NHS will be just as effective or appropriate for you to take instead.
  • You are seen by a private doctor/specialist without referral from your NHS GP.

Your GP will be able to prescribe the medicine for you, if a doctor from outside of the practice informs your GP why you need the medicine, and provided that none of the above applies. This process may take longer than the expected 48 hours.

*Please note that the same rules apply if another NHS doctor - for example hospital doctor - asks your GP to prescribe a medicine for you, not just a private doctor.

If the GP cannot prescribe the medicine, they will give you a clear explanation of the reason for this and will also contact your private doctor. Your GP may give you the option of having a different but equally effective medicine prescribed on the NHS or you may wish to pay privately for the original medicine via your private doctor.

If you have any questions please speak to your GP.

 
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