Patients will be advised regarding the availability of private prescriptions to be issued on the NHS according to the following policy:
- Any single course of treatment suggested or resulting from a private consultation will need to be sought on a private basis.
- Any long-term treatment suggested or resulting from a private consultation that would normally form part of routine NHS treatment will be issued, on request, on an NHS prescription. In this instance medication will be prescribed in line with the local Morecambe Bay Formulary.
This excludes drugs that would normally be issued under a shared care policy.
- Any long-term treatment suggested or resulting from a private consultation that does not form part of routine NHS treatment will not be issued on an NHS prescription. This may include unlicensed indications, unusual dosing, shared care or medications that would normally be advised to be purchased over the counter as part of the local ICB policy.
N.B. This policy is to include all requests except for those relating to transgender requests which are assessed under the separate transgender policy.