THE HSCB HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE TO PRACTICES:
General practices should not change processes or support patients who try to stockpile as these actions will put additional strain on the medicines supply chain and increase likelihood of medication shortages.
There are several ways to order repeat prescriptions:
(Repeat prescriptions are items of medication which a doctor or hospital specialist has approved for regular issue, and will be required to be taken by the patient until the doctor or hospital specialist stops the medication).
(Acute re-issues are items of medication which the doctor or hospital specialist feels should be reviewed before every issue)
(From 1 April 2013) - Orders for all 'repeat' prescriptions or 'acute re-issues' will be ready for collection 48 working hours after the order is received.
1. Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by telephoning the repeat prescription line -7776 9582 - between 9.00am and 11am (weekdays Monday—Friday).
2. You may prefer to leave a list of your repeat prescription order in the box at the reception desk.
3. Online ordering is also possible. Follow the link on this page to the secure form and carry out the simple one-off registration.
4. All prescriptions will now be sent to your nominated chemist. Please ensure that you have informed our reception staff of which chemist you have chosen to nominate.
The practice liaise with pharmacists in the repeat dispensing scheme, and minor ailments scheme. For details please ask at reception.