Private prescriptions from another doctor should normally be cashed at a pharmacy. We are not obliged to ‘convert’ these to NHS prescriptions and will not normally do so.
It is important to remember that a prescription is a legal document for which the doctor, who has issued and signed it, is responsible for. The private doctor has recommended this treatment based on their examination and clinical judgement, and so the private prescription cannot simply be ‘converted’ to an NHS prescription.
Once you are established on the medicines we can provide repeat prescriptions on the NHS as normal provided we have received written information from that doctor and that we judge the prescription is clinically appropriate. Some prescriptions may be for medication which is not in our practice drug formulary and we may substitute it for something similar.
If we need to issue you with a private prescription from the practice there is a fee of £15.00 as this is not an NHS funded service.