What is Repeat Dispensing?
It is a new way of getting your medicines without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time.
How does Repeat Dispensing Work?
Your doctor will send several prescriptions to your chosen pharmacy. You can then collect your medicines from the pharmacy at regular intervals (normally every 28 days) for up to 12 months without having to contact your surgery.
Do I need to see my doctor before I start repeat dispensing?
No, we have already identified that you and your medications are suitable for this.
Do I have to use repeat dispensing?
No, you do not have to get your medicines in this way.
Is repeat dispensing suitable for everyone?
No, it is only suitable for patients whose medical condition is described as “stable” by their doctor.
How often do I need to go to the pharmacy?
Your doctor and pharmacist will tell you, for example it may be monthly for your regular medications or “as and when you need it” depending on the type of medicine.
Do I need to tell the pharmacist anything?
Yes, for example if there has been a change in your condition or if you are taking other medicines (to check it is safe to take these). The pharmacist will ask you some questions about this each time you pick up your medicines.
Does the pharmacist have to give me everything on my prescription?
No, not if you have plenty of one or more of your medicines left at home, but your pharmacist will ask you, or whoever is collecting your prescription, some questions to check what is still needed.
What should I do when my first set of medicines are about to finish?
You should go back to your pharmacist and he/she will give you your next batch of medicines.
To use this service, please contact our team using the online contact form.