Repeat Dispensing

Some of you may receive a text from the practice over the next few weeks informing you that your medication has been changed to Electronic Repeat Dispensing- For further information please read the information below.

Can I change pharmacy?

If a patient decides part way through a course that they wish to use a different pharmacy they can simply make a new nomination. Any prescriptions that have not already been downloaded will be available at the new pharmacy.

Can I get an issue early (eg if going on holiday)?

A pharmacy can download and issue a RD prescription once the previous one has been downloaded, so if the patient is going away for 6 weeks they can have two issues dispensed, provided the pharmacist marks the first issue as dispensed before trying to download the next. This is at the professional discretion of the pharmacist.