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Pharmacy Contract - Repeat Dispensing

Dispensing with Repeats
A practical guide to repeat dispensing

This updated 2nd edition of Dispensing with Repeats is intended to provide an overview of the repeat dispensing arrangements and will be of interest to prescribers, community pharmacists and GP practice staff as well as health service managers and locality commissioning groups.

Reading this document should help you to find answers to the following questions:

  • What is repeat dispensing?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of repeat dispensing compared to the traditional repeat prescribing system?
  • How does it work in practice — learning from pathfinder sites and CPFC?
  • What can be done to introduce repeat dispensing smoothly?
  • What support is available to help with the introduction of repeat dispensing services?
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NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework
Essential Service – Repeat Dispensing

This service specification covers the requirements additional to those for dispensing, such that the pharmacist ascertains the patient's need for a repeat supply and communicates any clinically significant issues to the prescriber.

Source: pcc-cic.org.uk
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PSNC Briefing 004/15: Increasing use of the NHS Repeat Dispensing service

From 1 March 2015, a change to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) means pharmacies are required to give advice about the benefits of the repeat dispensing service to appropriate patients. This PSNC Briefing will assist community pharmacy teams both in meeting this new requirement and ensuring their repeat dispensing procedures are up to date..

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NHS repeat dispensing schemes in England

This provides details of a proposed repeat dispensing scheme, to be in place by 2004, which will enable patients with chronic conditions to obtain repeat prescriptions much more easily as well as speeding up services and relieving pressure on GP surgeries.

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CPPE
NHS repeat dispensing

This unit provides key information about repeat dispensing and the practical implications of implementing the service. It includes a number of useful templates that are available to download. If your learning community is multi-disciplinary, Booklet 2 provides activities which involve both pharmacy and GP practice teams.

Learning objectives: On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

* describe how the NHS repeat dispensing arrangements in England operate

* identify the key service requirements of repeat dispensing

* explain repeat dispensing (and its benefits) to a patient and assess if the service is suitable for them

* implement a safe and efficient repeat dispensing service

* write a standard operating procedure (SOP) for dispensing that adequately covers repeat dispensing

* List the benefits, processes and potential issues associated with repeat dispensing from a prescriber, practice staff and pharmacy perspective.

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Guidance for the implementation of repeat dispensing

Two thirds of prescriptions generated in primary care are for patients needing repeat supplies of regular medicines and as such, account for a significant workload for general practices. Many of the patients receiving these prescriptions have relatively stable conditions.

The community pharmacy repeat dispensing service offers potential benefits to prescribers, practices and patients for the safe and efficient continued supply and management of regular medicines. The service is designed to ensure clinical supervision is maintained by means of appropriate patient selection criteria and robust standard operating procedures within the pharmacy.

This guidance has been produced jointly by NHS Employers, the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee. It highlights the potential benefits to practices and patients, and provides ten top tips for successful implementation.

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Repeat Dispensing - Synopsis

What is it?

• The issue of “repeatable” prescriptions to stable patients who then collect issues from their regular Pharmacy – until it is time to come back to the Surgery for a Medication Review.

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Repeat Dispensing – Questions & Answers

1. Patients and Patient selection
2. Prescribing
3. Pharmaceutical
4. Flexibility
5. Communication
6. Dispensing
7. Administration

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Repeat prescribing
A practice guide

Repeat prescribing plays a significant part in the supply of medicines to patients in primary care. Two-thirds of prescriptions generated in primary care are for patients who have requested a repeat supply of medicines they take regularly; this represents some 80% of medicines costs.

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East Riding of Yorkshire PCT Repeat Dispensing Training Package

A batch issue is a form that is produced at the same time and has on it the same date as a repeatable prescription. The term “associated” indicated that it is one of several batch issues that are linked to a repeatable prescription.

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Repeat Dispensing Community Pharmacy Procedures
East Lancashire Medicines Management Board

Pharmacy contractors wishing to provide a Repeat Dispensing service must ensure the service is provided by an appropriately “Trained Pharmacist”.

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Principles for pharmacies ordering prescriptions from GP practices

The pharmacy should explain the system to patients and their carers, including any changes to the system, along with what the patient/carer should do to ensure smooth running of the system.

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Improving Communication Between Community Pharmacy and General Practice

A joint initiative from the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the National Pharmacy Association

The General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the National Pharmacy Association have produced this workbook to help GPs and community pharmacists manage their day-to-day interactions in such a way as to maximize efficiency and ensure a safe and effective service to patients.

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A new way to obtain Repeat Prescriptions

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Inclusion and exclusion criteria for patient selection

Repeat Dispensing is not suitable for all ‘repeat’ patients.

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Electronic Repeat Dispensing - Guidance
NHS England, Patients & Information, Digital Technology

Repeat dispensing with the Electronic Prescription Service provides huge efficiency savings in general practice. Repeat dispensing used with EPS introduced new functionality and legal prescription information that differs from the paper process. This guidance enables prescribers and dispensers to use the functionality effectively.

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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and Repeat Dispensing (RD)
A guide to suitable patient selection

RD, (with or without EPS) is not suitable for all patients and should be seen as a “service” that the surgery can offer only to suitable, selected patients.

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Questions to ask on repeatable prescriptions

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Questions to ask on dispensing batch prescriptions

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Guidance on Optimal Repeat Prescribing Duration
Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group

The Department of Health advocate a 28 day repeat prescribing interval is recognised by the NHS as making the best possible balance between patient convenience, good medical practice and minimal drug wastage.

Source: ashfordccg.nhs.uk
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Repeat Dispensing: Endorsing Requirements

Repeat Dispensing involves the use of a repeatable prescription (authorising) form and a number of batch issue forms. These forms will be generated by prescribers through their GP practice systems.

Source: psnc.org.uk
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National Leaflet / Consent form

A national leaflet (RD2) and a consent form (RD1) have been produced by the Department of Health to support the service.

Repeat Dispensing Leaflet for the Public (RD2)

Repeat Dispensing Consent Form for the Public (RD1)

Source: psnc.org.uk
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