Understanding the changes that could affect you.
The way repeat prescriptions are ordered is changing! You (or your carer, nominated family member/friend) will have to order your repeat prescription from the GP practice yourself.
Why is this happening?
This is safer & more efficient!
This new system will give you more control. Under the current system, many patients have reported that they have built up a large stock of unused medicine that they did not request. This could not be stored safely and used within date. This change will address this serious safety concern.
This change will also mean that your GP practice will have a clearer picture of the medicines you do and do not use. This will help with your discussions during your medication review.
Finally, it is important that NHS money is used as efficiently as possible. Medicines waste costs the NHS in Rotherham £1.5 million every year! This change will reduce medicines waste, allowing monies to fund other services to improve the health of the people of Rotherham.
For further Information Please click on this leaflet >>> StAnnsMedicalCentre_RepeatPrescriptions.pdf