LATEST NEWS ON REPEATED PRESCRIPTIONS

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis the original date to apply changes to repeat prescriptions has been postponed from 1 April to 1 September 2020.

From Tuesday 1 September 2020, there will be changes to the way you can order your repeated prescriptions.

WHAT’S CHANGING?

From 1 September 2020, you (or a person you’ve nominated) will have to order your repeats prescriptions directly from your GP Practice. You will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions through your pharmacy, an online pharmacy or other dispensing contractor.

WHAT’S NOT CHANGING?

If you already order your repeat prescriptions from your GP Practice you’re not affected and don’t need to do anything.
If you collect your medicine from your local pharmacy, or have arrangements in place to have it delivered to your door then speak to your pharmacy to continue these arrangements. Please make sure you order your medications directly from your GP Practice first.
If you receive your medication through a monitored dosage system, for example a dosette box or a blister pack, this change will not affect you.

WHAT TO DO:

From 1 September 2020, or earlier, if you currently order your repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy, you will have to order from your GP Practice instead.

You can do this:
– Online – all you have to do is register with your GP Practice for online services. Please visit your GP Practice website for more information
– Through the national NHS App – Download the NHS APP and find out more.
– In person at your GP practice – Simply tick the medicines you need on the white, tear-off section of your prescription and drop it into your GP Practice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEW REPEATED PRESCRITIONS, VISIT THE LINK BELOW:
https://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/2020/03/23/update-changes-to-repeat-prescriptions-postponed-until-september-2020/

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