Can I get prescriptions through LIVI?
As with any other GP appointment, the GP will evaluate your condition and decide what the best treatment is for you. If the GP thinks you need medication, they will write you an NHS prescription.
Can I get repeat prescriptions through LIVI?
In general, LIVI GPs do not issue repeat prescriptions. However, in an emergency, LIVI GPs are able to issue an emergency supply of medication for a maximum of 7 days.
Can LIVI GPs prescribe all medications?
No. LIVI GPs cannot prescribe medication that is classified as narcotic medication such as benzodiazepines, sleeping tablets and strong opioids like morphine and tramadol.
There are also certain medications that cannot be prescribed as they are not permitted under NHS prescribing limitations (such as prescription treatments for male pattern baldness).
You can find more information about NHS prescribing guidelines here.
This does not prevent LIVI GP's discussing these treatments and advising you how you can obtain them.
How much will my prescription cost me?
In England the NHS prescription charge is set at £8.80 per item. Some patients are entitled to free prescriptions, you can find out if you are entitled for free prescriptions here.
Delivery is free (if requested).
How do I get my prescription?
You can have your prescribed medication delivered to you chosen address by our pharmacy partner, or you can collect it from a pharmacy. The GP will ask you which you prefer during your consultation.