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Hi, I was admitted to hospital on friday which has resulted in me being given medication which I need to take for the duration of my pregnancy. I have enough to last until thursday but being that I can't make an appointment until monday morning, getting one by thursday is a long shot. So can I ring and get a prescription for these meds over the phone by the receptionist asking the gp (given that it's recorded in my history and the gp is the one that sent me to hospital twice) or do I absolutely have to see the doctor myself? TIA.
Mine will only take requests in writing, but have been happy in the past to prescribe things I've previously had (e.g. migraine medication I don't have on repeat because it takes me ages to finish a packet) if I drop a note in the repeat prescription form box.
would agree you need to ring and speak to receptionists. Do you have a discharge letter from the hospital with the name and dose of medicines on it? Sometimes it takes a few days for practice to receive a copy of this letter from hospital so can help if you can show practice this so they know exactly what hospital drs want you to have.