Repeat prescriptions account for approximately two thirds of all items dispensed in community pharmacy. The repeat dispensing service enables you to dispense regular medicines to suitable patients who have been issued batch prescriptions without the involvement of the GP practice at the point of dispensing.
Do you feel confident of the process you should follow to dispense an NHS repeatable prescription? Our NHS repeat dispensing learning programme and assessment will support you to ensure your knowledge and competence to deliver this essential service is up to date - helping you to communicate and collaborate confidently with local GP practices in setting up repeat dispensing services.
Self-study programmes available as PDFs
Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor
Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures
Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor
Programmes for community pharmacy teams
Self-study guides available as PDFs
Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams
Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself
We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.
Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.
Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.
Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.
Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.