NHS Repeat Prescriptions vs. One-Off Prescriptions: Which Is Right for You?

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The first time you’re prescribed a medication, your GP or specialist will discuss all you need to know about the medication. This will involve what the prescription is, what it’s designed to treat, and how you should take it. Once you’ve been taking the prescription for a while, you won’t need to see your GP as often and will be able to order refills without being seen in person. This type of medication is known as a repeat prescription.

What Are One-Off Prescriptions?

A one-off prescription is one that you don’t need to take regularly. They are usually prescribed in the short term to treat a temporary or acute condition. It’s expected that your condition should clear up with this one-off prescription so you won’t need further refills.

Examples of a one-off prescription are a short course of antibiotics for an infection or painkillers for a minor injury. If you need more of the medication after it runs out, you’ll most likely need to make an appointment with your GP.

Electronic Prescription Service

Most NHS prescriptions are now sent electronically through the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). This system allows GPs to swiftly send prescriptions to pharmacies without the need for patients to physically pick up paper prescriptions.

Another benefit of EPS is that prescriptions can be sent to the pharmacy of patient’s choice, including online pharmacies. This gives patients a wider choice of pharmacies to choose from, giving them options in the ways they are able to pick up their prescriptions.

Ordering NHS Repeat Prescriptions in Chipping Norton and Wellesbourne

Pharmacy to My Door offers an easier way for patients to obtain the medications they regularly take. We can have your NHS repeat prescriptions and one-off prescriptions sent right to your door at no extra cost. You can even manage your medications 24/7 online through our website, the NHS app, the Healthera app, or through your GP surgery’s online portal.

By signing up to Pharmacy to My Door’s NHS repeat prescription service in Stratford Upon Avon and Bloxham, you’ll no longer have to spend so much time and effort getting your medications. We also offer our NHS repeat prescription service to patients in Kineton and Chipping Campden. Sign up online today to simplify how you get your medications.

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