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If when attending one of the local hospitals or any private hospital you may be given a prescription by the consultant. Any such prescriptions should be dispensed by the Pharmacy at the hospital and not taken to your local Pharmacy. Should a prescription be given as a result of a private appointment charges for the medication will be different to that of a NHS prescription.
Under the NHS GMS Regulations a patient is entitled to receive any drug which is available on the NHS, via an NHS prescription. Therefore, GPs can convert a private script to an NHS Prescription, better known as a FP10 if the patient requests this but these guidelines suggests GP’s can convert to a FP10, but the Practice are under no obligation to do so. It has been Practice policy for a number of years that private prescriptions are not converted to FP10’s.
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