A repeat prescription is a medication that your GP practice advises you on your prescription script. The prescription is supplied regularly for a certain period of time, without actually having to visit your GP practice.
Typically, repeat prescriptions are issued for six to 12 months. However, it may vary depending on the type of medication prescribed and on a doctor’s discretion.
Your GP practice will issue the first prescription that comprises two parts viz. the green slip and the white slip. The green slip is the actual prescription that you give to your pharmacy to collect your medication. Also called re-order form, white slip contains a list of medicines that you can order for a specific duration.
You need to tick the medicines that you need regularly after taking to your GP practice. With the white slip, you can re-order the repeat prescription online.
Many pharmacies offer the prescription collection service from your GP practice. An electronic prescription is an online prescription that is exchanged between a GP practice and pharmacist so that you can get your regular medicines without going to a GP’s office. You must talk to your pharmacist to understand how the electronic prescription or repeat prescription online service is processed.
It is important to order your repeat prescription online at least two days before you run out of supply. If you ran out of supply and forgot to re-order, you must check with GP who will be able to offer you an emergency supply.
If you have to use same prescription medicine regularly, you can use the repeat prescription online service offered by Pharmacy Outlet. With this amazing service, you do not need to visit your GP practice every time when you need a prescription. What’s more, you can get your repeat prescription right to your home with free delivery.
Pharmacy Outlet is the GPhC registered online pharmacy that supplies medications approved by the MHRA. It offers the free repeat prescription online service to patients who live in England only.
Call 03333 222 400 to nominate Pharmacy Outlet and get started with the repeat prescription online service.