Prescriptions for Travel at Home or Abroad
If you are going on holiday you should take a copy of your prescription with you
In the event of a delay of any sort ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION TO COVER YOUR HOLIDAY and a bit longer, whether in the UK or abroad.
SOME COUNTRIES ALSO NEED A DOCTOR'S LETTER TO EXPLAIN THE MEDICATION. Check with your travel agent.
Patients who are going abroad for more than one month may be provided with a FP10 prescription which covers the period of travel, up to a maximum of 2 months, (a private prescription can be issued for a third month), provided that treatment does not need to be reviewed by the GP at more frequent intervals.
Travellers who are for abroad for longer periods cease to be an NHS patient once they have been out of the country for more than 3 months. It is expected that such patients will obtain medical attention and supplies of any drugs they require in the country they are visiting.
If a patient going abroad for more than 3 months is travelling to a remote area where drugs are likely to be unobtainable, the GP may provide the patient with a private prescription to cover the duration of travel beyond the first 2 months. The full cost of the drugs will be payable by the patient on a private prescription.