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If travelling abroad for up to three months and intending to return:
An NHS prescription for regular medication will be given to cover the three month period if the GP is happy that you have been regularly checked.
If travelling for more than three months or not intending to return:
An NHS prescription for one month's supply of regular medication will be given. This should allow sufficient time for the journey and arrangements to engage a suitable medical practitioner in the overseas country.
The patient will be removed from the practice list.
Requests for other medication to take abroad:
No medication other than that which is taken on a regular basis will be prescribed. This includes antibiotics, treatments for diarrhoea or any other 'JUST IN CASE' treatment.
If the patient is already abroad, no prescriptions can be issued. NHS prescriptions or medication cannot be sent abroad.
IF WE ARE AWARE THAT YOU ARE TRAVELLING ABROAD FOR LONGER THAN THREE MONTHS WE WOULD BE COMMITTING A FRAUDULENT OFFENCE IF WE BREACHED THE ABOVE PROTOCOL.