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All prescription requests must be in writing

The practice will not accept prescription requests over the telephone. 

The practice staff and telephone system are under extreme pressure and priority must be given for urgent medical queries only. 

During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis the practice will accept requests:

Posted through the surgery letterbox

Online requests (only if previously set up, no applications currently possible)

Via email to:

 We have received an unprecedented demand for early or extra prescriptions. 

Please do not telephone the practice for routine prescription enquiries.

Please allow the practice extra time to process the prescriptions. 

BMA 'Your GP Cares Campaign'

We are calling for long-term, sustainable investment in general practice now to:

Bullet point Attract, retain and expand the number of GPs

Bullet pointExpand the number of practice staff

Bullet point Improve premises GP services are provided from

Watch our campaign film

The burning issues

The environment in which GPs are striving to provide services is increasingly challenging.

Bullet pointAn increased demand on general practice caused by demographic changes, more complex health needs and some care moving out of hospitals is all contributing to unsustainable pressures on GP services.

Bullet pointBased on the current number of doctors working as GPs, and the staff who support them in the general practice team, there are simply not enough hours in the day to meet everyone’s needs.

Bullet pointGPs are telling us that they are struggling to recruit to vacant posts in their practices and to find locum cover so that patients can still be seen if a colleague is sick or absent.

Bullet pointThe increasing demand and workload pressures are leading to low morale and stress causing many GPs to leave the profession or to consider early retirement.

Bullet pointMany GP practice buildings are old and need investment to create more room for patients to be seen or simply to make them fit for purpose.

Bullet pointGPs and their practice teams must have greater support to deliver high quality services that meet the requirements of all their local patients.

Arrow Read our campaign briefing paper

The day-to-day reality

The issues we aim to address are a harsh reality for GPs working on the front line of primary care. Below, ordinary doctors share the everyday challenges they face to deliver the care their patients deserve.

Arrow A crisis of supply and demand

Arrow Not enough hours in the day

Arrow Overcrowded and oversubscribed

Arrow Juggling priorities and complex needs

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