There are several ways you can order your repeat prescriptions.
ALL PRESCRIPTIONS REQUIRE 48 HOUR NOTICE
All prescriptions must be authorised and signed by a doctor or the Advanced Nurse practitioner. It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not run out of medication. We are able to send most prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
What is repeat dispensing?
This is a way you can get your medicines without asking a doctor for a prescription each time.
Do I have to use the same pharmacy each time.?
Yes, you need to give us the name of the pharmacy you will always use.
How does repeat dispensing work?
How do I get repeat dispensing started?
To arrange this, you need to see a doctor for a medication review. If repeat dispensing is possible the doctor will organise this for you. There is more information in this leaflet.
It is important that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review has passed you will be asked to make an appointment for a medication review. Sometimes these can be done by phone and for others you will need to be seen by a doctor.
We thought you should know how we get your prescriptions to your pharmacist.
The EPS service lets the surgery send your prescription electronically to the named chemist you choose to get your medication from. You still go to the chemist to collect your medication but, behind the scenes, the prescription is sent electronically rather than being printed out and the chemist collecting the paper prescription from the surgery.
We are working towards as many of the prescriptions as possible to go direct to the pharmacy to prevent printing paper and to manage reception work load.
At some point in the near future doctors surgerys are unlikely to take repeat prescription requests by telephone. By telephone is not an ideal way to take medication requests as mistakes can happen, patients sometimes are not able to explain what they need and it also takes up a considerable amount of staff time.
With all the advances in repeat prescribing and repeat dispensing this should make the service even better for the patients.
We will notify all of our patients of any changes well in advance to ensure it is all organised correctly.
Updated Nov 2019
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