It is an alternative way of getting your regular medicines without asking your GP surgery for a prescription each time.
Benefits of Repeat Dispensing
Saving Time – there is no need to attend or contact your GP surgery to request your medication; you just need to attend or contact your chosen pharmacy.
Improved Safety – Repeat dispensing involves regular medication usage checks to ensure you understand how to take your regular medication.
Yes, each time your repeat medicines are dispensed your pharmacist will check that they are still helping you. Let them know if you have any problems or worries.
Your pharmacist will ask which medication you need. Only ask for medication you need until your next collection.
It may be necessary to go back to the old way of getting your prescriptions if there are many changes (e.g. after a hospital check-up).
What do I do when my Repeat Dispensing forms run out?
You should return to your GP surgery for further issues. When you are due for the last issue of a batch – please check with the surgery, to see if you need any tests or a medication review.
PCH Chemist accepts NHS Repeat Dispensing, start by registering here.