Electronic repeat dispensing
What is it?
Electronic repeat dispensing is a process that allows a patient to obtain repeated supplies of their medication or appliances without the need for the doctor to hand sign authorised repeat prescriptions each time. This allows the doctor to authorise and issue a batch of repeat prescriptions until the patient needs to be reviewed. The prescriptions are then available for dispensing at the specified interval by the patient’s nominated pharmacy.
Am I suitable for Electronic repeat dispensing?
Any patient suitable for a repeat prescription could be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Patients on stable therapy
- Patients with long term conditions
- Patients on multiple therapy e.g. hypertension, diabetes, asthma etc.
- Patients that can appropriately self-manage seasonal conditions
How do I start using it?
Ask next time you put in a prescription request. You will need to have a nominated pharmacy for the prescriptions to be sent to.