Electronic Repeat Dispensing

Repeat dispensing is beneficial for patients, the surgery and your pharmacy. Below are the reasons why:

Benefits to the patient:

  • All your medicines will be synchronised.
  • Offers you convenience and flexibility. For instance you can request a prescription earlier from the pharmacy if you are going away on holiday, as long as this does not exceed 3 months’ supply.
  • Saves you time as you don’t have to keep going between the surgery and pharmacy.

 Benefits to the surgery:

  • Reduced workload for both receptionists and prescribers, as we will only have to deal with a repeat prescription request once.
  • Better use of prescribing resource. We want to free up prescriber time so that we can spend more time seeing our patients.
  • To reduce the pressure on the pharmacies.

 Benefits to the pharmacy:

  • Allows prescription dispensing prior to patient arrival at pharmacy (in normal circumstances.
  • Better stock control.
  • The pharmacy team will not have to chase up prescription requests with surgery.