Repeat Dispensing

As a Practice we have decided to introduce a new system for repeat prescriptions and Long Term Condition appointments which, we believe, will be more efficient and reduce the number of telephone calls you have to make.

Repeat Dispensing is a new way of getting your medicines without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time. Your doctor will supply several prescription forms that will be kept at your usual pharmacy. With these prescriptions, you can collect your medicines from the pharmacy at regular Intervals for up to 12 months. Your doctor will decide how often you should collect your prescription and how long it will last for.

Your doctor will make sure it is safe for you to get your medicines in this new way. Not all medicines can be supplied on a repeatable prescription. It is only suitable for patients whose medical condition is described as “stable” by their doctor. Any medication which is not taken on a daily basis and used as required e.g. painkillers will still need to be ordered by telephoning the prescription line.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like more information regarding this, please speak to your pharmacist or telephone the surgery and ask to speak to a member of the medicines management team.