Thank you for considering Marton Medical Practice to become your new General Practitioners. We welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all new patients are asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a consultation with our Health Care Assistant. Please provide copies of your regular prescriptions if these are available.
Position statement on Prescribing
Marton Medical Practice does not prescribe sleeping tablets such as Zopiclone, Zolpidem etc. or Benzodiazepines such as Diazepam, Nitrazepam etc. for longer than a three week period. All new patients registering with the Practice who are currently taking these medicines will be commenced on a reducing regime.
All new patients who are receiving prescriptions for Pregabalin (Lyrica) or Tramadol from their current Doctor will be reviewed by the Practice Pharmacist on registration with Marton Medical Practice. The Practice will only issue a 5 day supply of these medicines until the review has taken place. Please be aware that you may be asked to come in to see the Doctor or Pharmacist as part of this medicine review.
Marton Medical Practice adheres to local area guidance from Blackpool CCG regarding generic prescribing and cost effective prescribing.