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DHSC introduces three-month limit on prescriptions

Manx travellers will have to find local supplier while abroad

Manx residents travelling abroad no longer be able to get prescriptions for longer than three months.

The Department of Health and Social Care already recommends a maximum supply of three months for prescription medications for those travelling or moving to another country, but is now making this a formal policy.

Those who will be off Island for longer will need to make arrangements in their new country of residence.

The policy applies to all DHSC prescribers, including GPs, hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Exemptions will be made in certain cases, such as for oil rig workers or those employed on cruise ships.

The new policy comes into force immediately.

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