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What are the different types of prescriptions? 

The information below should help to clarify the difference between the different types of prescriptions that you might receive from us. 

One-off prescriptions 

These are for 'acute' problems, for example a course of antibiotics that will not be repeated. 

Repeat Prescriptions

These are authorised on the patient record by the GP for items which the patient needs regularly - for example inhalers, emollients. The patient will need to ask at the Surgery or online for a repeat prescription but will not need to see a GP (unless the prescription needs review). 

Batch Prescriptions

These are for patients who are on regular, stable medication regimes. These are authorised by the GP and taken by the patient or sent electronically to the patients nominated pharmacy where the patient will collect the items direct. 

 
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