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Leeds: NHS issues ‘Don’t over-order repeat prescriptions’ plea

Patients in Leeds are being asked to stop over-ordering on their repeat prescriptions or ordering earlier than they normally would do.

The NHS in Leeds is also reminding people that they shouldn’t ask for an increased supply, and to continue to request repeat prescriptions at the normal frequency.

This would normally be no more than seven days before their medication is about to run out, unless they’ve been advised differently by their healthcare professional.

Dr Sarah Forbes, local GP and Associate Medical Director for NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“Your GP will not be able to increase the quantity of medication you would normally get. 

“By over ordering or stockpiling medicines that you don’t immediately need, you could be preventing other patients from accessing the medicines they need from their local GP practice and pharmacy.

“Help your NHS by being sensible when ordering repeat prescriptions and any other medications, support your local community and make sure that we get through this together.”

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  1. The doctors have to sign the prescription so stop signing them until its time for the repeat, I can only get mine every 2 months, there is a date on it telling me when to reorder

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