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Changes to repeat prescriptions ordering
Posted on 3 Jan 2020
Important changes to the ordering of repeat prescriptions
To improve patient safety and reduce the costs from waste medicines, local pharmacies will soon be unable to order repeat prescriptions for patients.
Those patients who have a repeat prescription should either order online or directly from the practice. If you wish to order in person, please make sure you keep hold of the right hand side of your prescription slip and hand this in at your GP practice reception.
If you are affected by this change you will be written to directly. There will be no change to the way you receive your medication.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a receptionist.
Anyone who will be negatively impacted by this change will be excempt.
The easiest way for you to order is by using online services such as myGP or Patient Access. It is really easy to use and means you don’t have to leave the house to order your medication. You can also use it to book appointments and to view your medical records.
YOU MAY ALSO WISH TO ORDER YOU PRESCRIPTION BY:
- CALLING IN TO THE SURGERY AND SPEAKING TO ONE OF THE RECEPTION TEAM
- POSTING YOUR COMPLETED SLIP IN THE PRESCRIPTION BOX PROVIDED
- REQUESTING YOUR ORDER BY EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE ALLOW 48 WORKING HOURS FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS