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Prescribing Policy

Patient information regarding the prescribing of certain medications


  • Sleeping tablets are not prescribed routinely, never long-term and will not be prescribed repeatedly.


  • Diazepam and Oxazepam use is avoided at all times and prescribed very rarely in cases of mental health illness, and under strict supervision and continuous review.


  • Painkillers are prescribed only for a specific reason, never long-term unless a serious underlying illness exists, and never as effervescent or dissolving form.


  • Codeine based painkillers such as Kapake or Solpadol are not routinely prescribed.


  • Anti-depressant medication will only be prescribed in cases of mental health illness and following consultation with a GP.
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