HEALTH: Repeat Prescription Changes

From Thursday 1 February 2018 pharmacies, online pharmacies and suppliers of medical appliances will no-longer be able to order repeat prescriptions on your behalf. You will need to order your repeat prescription directly from your GP surgery every time. Prescription medication can be ordered from your GP by:

  • your GP’s online ordering service (if available through your practice), either by computer or a smartphone application
  • by handing in the white, tear-off part of your repeat prescription to your surgery
  • by letter

For more information you can speak to your GP practice staff or pharmacist.

What you need to do Each time you need more medicines;
1. Order your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice when you have 7 to 10 days of medicines left
2. Contact your pharmacy to let them know you have ordered a prescription if you want them to collect it for you

Remember your GP practice may need 2-3 working days to issue a prescription and the pharmacy may need up to 2 days to dispense your medicines, so don’t leave it until the last minute.

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