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Pregabalin and Gabapentin to be reclassified as schedule 3 controlled drugs from 1st April 2019
Prescription drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin are to be reclassified as schedule 3 controlled drugs from the 1st April 2019.
The move comes after experts highlighted rising numbers of fatalities linked to the drugs.
The change means it will be illegal to possess Pregabalin and Gabapentin without a prescription and it will be illegal to supply or sell them to others.
The drugs, which are used to treat nerve pain, epilepsy and anxiety, can bring about an elevated mood in users but can also have serious side effects, particularly when used in combination with other drugs.
The law change will mean the drugs are still available for legitimate use on prescription, but there will be stronger controls in place to ensure accountability and minimise the chances of pregabalin and gabapentin falling into the wrong hands or being stockpiled by patients.
GP’s will now need to physically sign prescriptions, rather than electronic copies being accepted by pharmacists.
In addition, pharmacists must dispense the drugs within 28 days of the prescription being written.
Please ensure if you regularly receive either of these items directly from the chemist that you will need to separately request these from the surgery as of the 1st of April 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact your Pharmacy who will be able to clarify what this means to you.
Gabapentin and Pregabalin poster.pdf
Dr Michael Choong, Dr Elizabeth Brander, Dr Nicola Pascall, Dr Supriya Roy, Dr Beverley Choong, Dr Naziah Qureshi, Dr Teresa Wilson & Dr Victoria Baker
How To Find Us
11 Red Hill • Chislehurst • Kent BR7 6DB (Opposite Chislehurst Library Car Park)
Tel: 020 8468 7779
The Woodlands Practice is an authorised Yellow Fever Centre
Patients are able to make and cancel appointments, request repeat medication and view their medical record directly online through our EMIS Access system.
To use this service you need to register with the practice to create your own secure login. Please read our terms and conditions on the Patient Online Access page.
If you already have your login details, click on the link below to access the service.
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|Wednesday to Friday
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The surgery is closed at weekends and Public Holidays.
Patient newsletter Autumn Winter 2018.doc
MAY WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU TO THE WOODLANDS PRACTICE
We have a diverse and dedicated team of professionals aiming to provide all our patients with first-class professional care and support. Our philosophy has always been to put the patient first and we will endeavour to provide you with an efficient, friendly and high quality service.
We are situated in the heart of Chislehurst opposite the library which offers ample parking facilities.
We have facilities for the disabled (premises wheelchair accessible) and also a baby changing area.
We practise as a non-limited partnership under a Personal Medical Services contract.
We promise to listen and act on all your medical needs as efficiently as possible and, if you have any ideas to help us or we can assist you further, please feel free to drop a suggestion into our suggestion box, or contact our Practice Manager, Rebecca Green, who will be happy to help you.
If you wish to register with our practice, please speak to one of our friendly receptionists who will advise whether your address is in our practice area. We register patients without discrimination.
We hope our website will help you familiarise yourself with some of the services we offer and help you make the best use of them.