Prescribing Policy

We operate a policy in conjunction with Sunderland PCC of prescribing drugs and other forms of treatment generically.

Patients will always be offered the most cost effective treatment in its generic name of formulation.

In addition, we also operate a policy of offering the most cost effective treatment for products that can be bought over the counter.

We do not prescribe by brand unless this is clinically indicated.

The operation of these policies means that we have no control over which generic brand or formulation the Pharmacy will dispense.

We would like to inform you that GP’s in this practice do not prescribe antibiotics for infections which get better on their own such as colds and flu.

We would recommend you visit your pharmacist for advice if you are suffering from these sorts of conditions.