Lonsdale Medical Group

24 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RR

Telephone: 0207 328 8331 (75+ line available on request)

admin.lonsdale@nhs.net

24 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RR

Telephone: 0207 328 8331 (75+ line available on request)

admin.lonsdale@nhs.net

If you are unwell and cannot wait until we are next open, please call 111.

Other locations:

Blessing Medical Centre, 307 Kilburn Lane, London W9 3EG

Blessing Medical Centre, 307 Kilburn Lane, London W9 3EG

Memory Cafe starting 11th January 2023, 11-1pm every Wednesday at the Lonsdale for anyone with memory problems or concerns and/ or their relatives/ carers/ friends. Please come along!

Requests to convert Private Prescriptions to FP10s following assessment or treatment in the private healthcare sector

INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Under NHS GMS Regulations the 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 FP10 if the patient requests this.

However, the GMC duty to prescribe only in the best interests of the patient and only within your level of competence, takes priority.

There are a number of circumstances when prescribers will decline the request or offer to prescribe an alternative medicine.

He or she may decline to prescribe if:

  • A letter explaining the full rationale for the treatment has not been provided by the consultant in the private sector.
  • He or she feels the medicine is not clinically necessary.
  • The medication is unlicensed.
  • The medication is prescribed outside of its licensed indication.
  • The medication is not one he or she would normally prescribe.
  • The medication needs special monitoring and he or she feels they do not have the expertise to do this.
  • The use of the medication conflicts with NICE guidance or locally agreed protocols.
  • An equivalent but equally effective medicine is prescribed locally under prescribing advice from the CCG. In this situation you will be offered the equivalent medicine.

In any of these circumstances the patient will retain the option of purchasing the recommended medicine via a prescription from their consultant in the private sector.

There is also no provision for refunding any money already spent on private treatment, including medicines.

These requests fall outside of our Repeat Prescribing Policy and will require a GP Assessment and take up to 5 working days.

 

 

 

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only.
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    GP Extended hours Hub service 9-5pm: pre-booked only
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Remote GP morning service: pre-booked only
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