Do you get regular medicines?

If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service. This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine.

How it works?

  • Talk to us and ask if you can use eRD. Once this is confirmed and your consent is noted, your prescriber will authorize a number of eRD prescriptions. They will be supplied by your pharmacy at regular intervals.  

  • Collect your first eRD prescription from your pharmacy once is due. You can choose any pharmacy that is convenient for you - close to your home or work address.

  • Next time you need more medicines, go back directly to your pharmacy. Any extra item which are not your regular medicines, need to be ordered separately, e.g. seasonal medication.

  • When your pharmacy supplies your prescription, they will advise you to contact your GP practice to arrange for your medication to be reviewed and if it is clinically appropriate to issue another eRD prescription.

If you wish to know more or would be interested in using eRD service, please contact us at your earliest convenience and we will be happy to help.  

Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.

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