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If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).

eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.

eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.

Using eRD you can:

  • save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
  • order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)
  • pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
  • spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
  • save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy

 

For more information about eRD and how it works, give us a call, ask your pharmacy, or visit the NHS website: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-and-appliance-contractors/prescribing-and-dispensing/electronic-repeat-dispensing-erd

Electronic prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions are now being taken via email

Do not attend the surgery for repeat prescriptions this is due to the Covid-19 Virus. All prescriptions are now being issued using the EPS system (Electronic Prescription Service) thank you for your understanding at this time.

However you can order your prescriptions via:-

email - darwinmedical.practice@nhs.net

Visit your local chemist who can arrange your prescriptions.

Use patient access, or download the NHS app. Information regarding the NHS App can be found on the following link:-

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

green_pill_spillPrescription requests require two working days to process. Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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