Questions

Can you be refused a repeat prescription?

Can you be refused a repeat prescription?

There is not an automatic right to repeat medication, even if you have agreed a particular course of medication with your doctor, we are still responsible for ensuring that you are using the medication properly and that it is still necessary to treat your condition.

Why has my repeat prescription been rejected?

Common reasons that a prescription might be declined: You have requested a medication that has never been given to you before by this surgery. You have requested your repeat prescription too soon (If you are requesting your prescriptions early then please give a reason for this)

Why do doctors deny prescriptions?

As someone with a diagnosed, painful condition, your care team has a moral and ethical obligation to help you. In saying this, your physician can refuse you pain medication or deny you as a patient.

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How often are repeat prescriptions reviewed?

Repeat prescriptions will be authorised for a period not exceeding three months. This will mean four repeats annually. Patients with chronic conditions will normally be reviewed every six months.

Does GP know if prescription collected UK?

Your doctor can contact the pharmacy to confirm that the prescription was picked up. The same applies to online prescriptions — doctors will receive a notification indicating whether or not the prescription has been picked up.

How often should repeat prescriptions be reviewed?

Practices should have clear, written procedures for the repeat prescribing process, describing the roles of each person involved in the production of prescriptions. They should be written by the practice and reviewed every 2 years.

What to Do When Your Doctor Won’t refill your prescription?

If you don’t have any remaining refills for a prescription, contact your doctor. Your doctor might order some tests or ask to see you before renewing your prescription. Some states have rules that require you to visit your doctor or pharmacist before getting refills.

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Who is responsible for repeat prescriptions?

You are responsible for any prescription you sign, including repeat prescriptions for medicines initiated by colleagues, so you must make sure that any repeat prescription you sign is safe and appropriate. You should consider the benefits of prescribing with repeats, and where possible, reduce repeat prescribing.