This policy applies to all staff who are employed at MenzMedical including locums. The legal responsibility for prescribing lies with the prescriber. Each prescriber is responsible for ensuring that the policy is followed for their patients.
Requests for repeat prescriptions are authorised by the doctors but may be done in association with practice nurses. Prescriptions will not be authorised without a doctor's authority.
Repeat prescribing is only permitted for registered or enrolled patients of MenzMedical.
Patients requesting repeat prescriptions should be assessed in a face-to-face consultation at least annually by the doctor in order to continue to receive repeat prescriptions. All repeats will be recorded in the patient's medical notes. Doctors may decline to provide a repeat prescription if in their opinion it is not clinically justified to do so, or the patient's medical history is unknown.