Prescription Process and Medication MonitoringPrescription Process

Getting your prescriptions

Here is some information to help you understand how best to ensure you’ll receive your child’s/young person’s medication when they have been prescribed by the child development centre.

When your paediatrician or clinical nurse specialist at the child development centre provides you with your prescription it will be a paper prescription. You will then take this to your local pharmacy, where you will receive your medication.

As this medication is often a “Controlled medication” you will only be given a maximum of one month supply at a time.

  In Bedford at the Child Development CentreImage of outside of CDC building Kempston

Telephone: 01234 310278

Prescriptions for medications will be supplied by us for one to three months. You will need to contact your child development centre on the number above to order your next month of medication.

Assuming no problems, your prescriber at the child development centre will supply you with another prescription.

Please order repeat prescriptions from your child development centre at least ten days before your current supply runs out using the telephone number above. This is to ensure your prescriber has enough time to write a new prescription, and enough time for you to collect it from the pharmacy. It will also allow time to order supplies, as medications are not always in stock.

When the child development centre is sure they have prescribed the correct dosage, and are as confident there are no side effects to the medication, we will contact your GP on your behalf, and they will then take over providing your prescriptions.

Please check your GP’s repeat prescription policy. You will need to continue to give time to and your pharmacist time to supply the prescriptions and medications

 

 

In Luton at the Edwin Lobo CentreImage of Redgrave Children's Centre, Luton

Tel no: 0300 555 0606

Prescriptions for medications will be supplied by us for the first month. We will contact your GP on your behalf, and they will then take over providing your prescriptions for you.

You will need to contact your GP to order your next month of medication.

Assuming no problems, your GP will supply you with another prescription.

Please check you GP’s prescription policy to order repeat prescriptions from before your current supply runs out. This is to ensure your prescriber has enough time to write a new prescription, and enough time for you to collect it from the pharmacy. It will also allow time to order supplies, as medications are not always in stock.

If at any time, you have any concerns about side effects, or if medications are not as effective as you would like, please contact the child development centre or Edwin Lobo Centre by phone to discuss.

 


If you are unsure about anything, you could complete a side effects questionnaire, which you will find here

Medication Monitoring

Treatment response forms are a good way of monitoring the effectiveness of medications. Parent/Carers and your child or young person’s educational setting may like to complete these and share with your prescriber. These can be found here:

Whilst your child or young person is taking medication, they will need to be monitored regularly, as side effects of ADHD medication can sometimes affect blood pressure and heart rates. In some cases, weight can be affected too. Your initial prescriber at the child development centre will set a timetable for regular testing.

It is important that your child or young person attends the child development centre (or GP) for their blood pressure and growth monitoring appointments. You will not always be reminded when to attend, so please make sure you note when appointments are due.

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