IMPORTANT CHANGES TO REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS AS OF 1st JULY 2018

Prescribing Wisely

NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
has launched Prescribing Wisely. 

The goal of the Prescribing Wisely programmes to save time for GPs and patients, to support the cost effective use of NHS resources and to significantly reduce the waste resulting from the prescribing of medicines that patients do not need or do not intend to take. Pharmacies requesting repeat prescriptions on patients’ behalf can result in waste, if medicines are requested that the patient will not take or is not running out of. The person who knows best about which medicines are required or running out is the person
taking the medicines (or their carer).

Therefore, it is advised YOU REQUEST YOUR MEDICATION ONLINE, BY POST,  IN PERSON OR BY EMAIL  instead of requesting it from your community pharmacy.

Please contact us if you have and queries regarding these changes. TEL: 0208 237 2600

Due to the Prescribing Wisely programme, Pharmacies are also requested NOT to take requests from patients. Please see below for more information:

Repeat Prescriptions Leaflet

Repeat Prescriptions Easy Read Leaflet