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How Repeat Dispensing works:


The doctor will issue (usually) one year’s worth of medication to the pharmacy.

You collect your first prescription from your nominated pharmacy, as usual.

Contact your pharmacy 2 days before your next prescription is due, to give them time to prepare it for you. You do not need to contact the GP surgery to request your prescription, and you must not request it online from the GP surgery.

Your pharmacy will advise you when they have given you the last prescription in the course, and they will tell you when you need to re-order your medication from the GP surgery (no more than one week before your next prescription is due).


*Please note that the following medications are not suitable for Repeat Dispensing, and if you do have any of these items on prescription, you must continue to request them in your usual manner: Amiodarone; Azathioprine; Ciclosporin; Hydroxychloroquine; Lithium; Mesalazine; Methotrexate; Mycophenolate; Sulfasalazine; Controlled Drugs, which now include Gabapentin and Pregablin.



If you have any queries, please discuss with your nominated pharmacy.

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