While we always work to ensure the information on this website is up to date and accurate, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the regular updates to government guidelines, we recognise that it may not be appropriate for patients to visit the GP practice for advice regarding your medication. It may be that contacting the practice by phone is more appropriate.

Please bear with us while we review and update our content, and always follow the most recent government and NHS guidelines to ensure your safety. Guidelines can be found at

We thank you for your continued support with the Painkillers Don’t Exist campaign.

No one should have to choose between living in chronic pain and battling addiction.

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