Repeat (Batch) Dispensing
What is Repeat Dispensing?
It is a way of getting your medicines without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time.
How does Repeat Dispensing Work?
The surgery will send a series of electronic repeat prescriptions to your pharmacy in one go, so there's no need for you to order each time.
You collect your medicines from the pharmacy in the usual way without having to order until the batch has ended. Your doctor will decide how often you should collect your prescription and how long it will last for.
Each time that you go to collect a batch, your pharmacy will ask:
- Have you recently started taking any new medicines?
- Have you been having any problems with your medication or experiencing any side effects?
- Are there any items on your repeat prescription that you don't need this month
Electronic repeat dispensing is a reliable, secure and confidential NHS service. Unlike paper prescriptions, electronic prescriptions can't get lost between the doctor and the pharmacy.