Horsley Medical Practice

The Medical Centre, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT

Prescriptions for Dental Conditions

From 1st February 2016 Guildford and Waverley CCG’s guidance on prescriptions for dental prescriptions will change and therefore any prescription for dental conditions should be obtained through a dentist. The Practice will therefore¬† no longer be able to supply prescriptions medicines that a dentist could prescribe themselves.

GP’s will not accept request from patients to issue an NHS prescription¬† for items prescribed on a private prescription by their dentist during dental treatment as a private patient.

The reason behind this decision is based on guidance that focuses on a need for patients to have regular check-ups with a dentist when being treated for a dental condition.  GPS are being advised not to assess or treat dental conditions and to refer to a dentist who has specific expertise to carry out this role.