Fraudulent Prescription

A fraudulent (or forged) prescription refers to a genuine (but it may also be fake) prescription form that has been:

  • Collected by someone pretending to be the individual, in order to get their prescription
  • Altered by a non-authorised prescriber (to increase the dose, quantity or add additional items)
  • Not signed by an authorised prescriber

NHS England have provided advice for community pharmacies on dealing with fraudulent prescriptions here.