Private Prescriptions

Private Prescriptions

We can only provide a private prescription if the medication is not available on the NHS.

A private prescription is not written on an official NHS prescription and so is not paid for by the NHS.

The cost of a private prescription is met wholly by the patient and is dictated by the cost of the medicine plus the pharmacists charge for supplying it.

A prescription is a legal document for which the clinician, who has issued and signed it, is responsible. A clincian you see privately can’t issue an NHS prescription.

If you have been given a private prescription by your private consultant you can bring it to us to convert it to an NHS prescription if our clinicians agree with the treatment plan. It will be processed in the same way as repeat prescriptions and will take up to 2 working days.