Spring Bank Holiday

Spring Bank Holiday

We will be closed on Monday 29th May 2023

All repeat prescription requests for confirmed availability prior to the bank Holiday weekends must be submitted by 4.30pm on Wednesday 24th May All other requests will be dealt within our usual timeframe.
Prescription requests - we ask for you to either request using patient access, NHS App or through our website link to patient query. Reminder from 1st May no Emails from patients will be reviewed or processed.

Outside of our normal opening hours please call 111.

Please only call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.

You could also consider using your local pharmacy for non-urgent Health advice.

Pharmacy Name Address Postcode Telephone Number Spring B/Holiday
Fulham Pharmacy 608 Fulham Road, SW6 5RP 020 7736 4126 10:00-14:00
Medicine Chest 413-415 Kings Road SW10 0LR 020 7351 1142 10:00-14:00
Vitelow Pharmacy 26 Clapham Rd SW9 0JG 020 7735 2730 12:00-16:00
Rays Chemist 167 London Road, Mitcham CR4 2JB 020 8648 0886 10:00-14:00
Tooting Pharmacy 175 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ 020 8672 5843 10:00-14:00
Barkers Chemist 49 Falcon Road, SW11 2PH 020 7228 1701 10:00-14:00
Westbury Chemist 84-90 Streatham high road SW16 1BS 020 8769 1919 09:00-00:00

For other Local Pharmacy opening hours please check www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy or by calling NHS 111

Private prescriptions

At Thurleigh Road Practice, we are grateful to receive the support of our private consultant colleagues in the ongoing management of our patients.

As a result, we receive a large volume of requests for private prescriptions to be converted to NHS ones.

Whenever a GP prescribes something for you, they are taking full responsibility for this even if the medication has been recommended by another doctor. Therefore all such prescriptions requested will be reviewed by a GP and where possible and appropriate, will be turned around in 2 working days from receipt.

However there are some medications which, for safety and monitoring reasons should only be started by a consultant. Some examples can be found in the list below however this list is not exhaustive and all medication requests will be assessed on an individual basis:

  • Medication for ADHD
  • Lithium
  • Bupropion
  • Methotrexate
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Mycophenolate

When a patient is stable on such medications, it may be possible for us as your GPs to take over the prescribing responsibility but only after discussion and written agreement with the responsible consultant.

We will always try and accommodate all prescription requests that we receive however there may still be some instances where we as your GPs may not agree to prescribe a certain medication. Such instances include:

  • If the GP does not feel that they have significant expertise to safely prescribe such a specialist drug
  • There has not been enough communication from the private doctor about the rationale behind using such medication
  • The use of such medicine is not in line with local or national guidance
  • If a medication if not licensed for use for that specific condition/diagnosis or is not licensed in the UK

We thank you for your understanding.