Repeat Prescription Service: FAQs

Repeat Prescription Service FAQs

When patients suffer from chronic disease and need regular medicine, the GP can allow them to order repeat prescription online on nominating a dispenser. The best way of doing this is to reorder repeat prescriptions via an online pharmacy, Pharmacy Outlet.

Patients need to register for the Repeat Prescription Service, which is called “nomination”. You can reorder your repeat prescription just by sitting on you couch. Using this prescription service will prevent unwanted trips to your doctor, saving you time.

Here are the frequently asked questions:

How should I get to know whether the medication is on the repeat prescription?

Your GP will issue you a white slip attached with a green slip that contains the repeat medicines you need. If you need a repeat prescription, please check with your GP.

Are there any alternative to order my repeat prescription?

Yes, you can order repeat prescription if you have an internet access, which is so far the best way to fulfil your prescription. You can nominate an internet chemist such as Pharmacy Outlet and request it to get your prescription from your GP electronically. This will save you time and unnecessary waiting at the pharmacy.

Can one use electronic prescription service for single prescription?

Yes. You can need to speak to your doctor and pharmacy professional, who will be able to guide through the electronic prescription service for single prescription.

Can I get my repeat prescription if I’m going on a vacation?

This is not an issue; you are advised to drop off your request with a valid reason to get your medicines in such circumstance.

How much time it takes to process a repeat prescription?

It takes around two working days to process a repeat prescription. This is a standard time required to process a repeat prescription, as pharmacies need time to get prescription from your doctor to evaluate and sign the request.

What should I do if I run out of supply?

In such situation, you can get your repeat prescription, but you need to talk to your GP and pharmacy professional. However, you will get only two days of supply and then you can re-order right away to get the medicine.

Please note that you need to order well in advance so that you do not run out of the supply.