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Changes - Pregabalin and Gabapentin 

Are You Currently on Regular Prescription(s) for Pregabalin and Gabapentin?  

If so, there are changes that may affect you from 1 April 2019

What Are The Changes?

These prescription only drugs are to be reclassified as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, and Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.  

What does this mean for you?

  • Pharmacists must dispense the drugs within 28 days of the prescription being written
  • The Department of Health and Social Care has issued strong recommendations that the maximum quantity prescribed should not exceed 30 days
  • Electronic prescribing and repeat dispensing cannot be used
  • You may need proof of identity to collect from a pharmacy
  • You will need to sign when collecting your prescription
  • Emergency supplies and loans cannot be made from pharmacies if you run out

What do you need to do?

  • Please ensure if you regularly receive either of these items directly from the chemist that you will need to separately request these from the Practice from 1 April 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Practice Pharmacist, or your local Pharmacy who will be able to clarify what this means to you


Wells Park Practice

Wells Park Practice is a well-established GP Surgery that has operated in this locality since 1984.  We provide services under a Personal Medical Services (PMS) Contract. There are currently about 11600 patients. Services are provided by 3 GP Partners (2 male and 1 female) supported by a team of Salaried GPs, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants and administrative team.

Our Vision:

Care provided by a diverse and caring team for a diverse population, with mutual respect

Our Purpose:

We are a diverse and caring team who believe in working collaboratively to provide a variety of services for the patients we care for.  We aim to provide a service that involves dignity, holistic care, clear communication, and equality with mutual respect.  We endeavour to encourage and empower our patients to effectively self-manage their conditions.


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