As a practice we are continually looking to find ways of improving efficiency & patient safety. Following a longterm review of our prescribing systems and the instalment of a permanent Practice Based Pharmacist, we have decided to standardise the quantities of repeat medication that will be prescribed at any one time.
For most medication this will now be 8 weeks (56days)
Controlled drugs will remain at 4 weeks (28 days)
It will no longer be possible to order prescriptions early (more than 4 days before they are due to run out) apart from in exceptional circumstances such as long holidays.
You should see you GP at least once a year if you are on long term medication for a review.
We anticipate by doing this that there will be less wastage of medication and more importantly, a significant reduction in the burden of administrative tasks on GPs which will free up more clinical time for patients.
We appreciate that this will take some time for patients to get used to and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.