Repeat prescribing policy

Consultations are required when:


- A medication is being prescribed for the first time
- A medication is being restarted
- A patient is requesting their first repeat script for a medication

 

The following may not be prescribed without consultation:


- Controlled drugs
- Antibiotics for treatment of infections (see below)
- Roaccutaine

 

The patient can be seen every 6 months, provided that their condition is stable, for the following medications :
- Antihypertensives
- Anti-epileptics
- Asthmatic medications
- NSAIDs
- Antidepressants
- Antibiotics for treatment of acne
- Antipsychotics
- Lipid lowering medications
- HRT
- Gastro-intestinal drugs

 

The patient can be seen every 12 months, provided that their condition is stable, for the following medications:
- Oral contraceptives
- Depa Provera
- Laxatives
- Topical acne medication

 

The following may be prescribed at the doctor's discretion without consultation :
- Simple analgesics
- Vitamins
- Antibiotics for documented recurring conditions (e.g. recurrent UTls)

 

 

A doctor reserves the right to prescribe vary these guidelines at their discretion but should record it in the medical record.


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Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

 

Unit 9, 62 Riccarton Road

Riccarton, Christchurch 8014

T: 03 341 8780

E: doctors@cityhealth.org.nz

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