Repeat dispensing

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Repeat dispensing

NPC legacy site


Although no new Medicines and prescribing content will be published to the NPC legacy website, the extensive catalogue of existing publications, resources and e-learning materials will still be available to view and download for as long as the information contained within them remains accurate and up-to-date. All future Medicines and prescribing outputs will be published on the NICE website and signposted from the Medicines and prescribing homepage.

Important update (reviewed 26/03/12):


Since the last update of these materials the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) has been superseded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Repeat dispensing enables community pharmacists to dispense regular medicines to suitable patients, according to an agreed protocol, without the direct involvement of the GP surgery on each occasion a repeat medicine is required.


Find out more information about ‘repeat dispensing’ and learn about the repeat dispensing process and its benefits plus lots more by using the eLearning materials section and/or the other available links and resources on the left-hand side menu.


NPC (2008). Dispensing with repeats: A practical guide to repeat dispensing (2nd Edtion).