28 Day Prescription Practice
Prescriptions are normally prescribed for duration of 28 days. The CCG does not enforce a primary care policy for repeat medication supply lengths, although 28 day prescription lengths are seen as being a best practice option for many patients balancing convenience for patients with minimising waste. The practice has therefore decided to continue issuing repeat prescriptions at 28 intervals.
Pre-payment certificates may help some patients financially and repeat dispensing may offer convenience for patients on regular, stable medication.