Batch Repeat Dispensing

Published on: 1st February 2022 | Updated on: 9th August 2023

The following has been confirmed with Welsh Government (May 2021) – both for during the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing:

Informed verbal consent would be appropriate and whoever consents the patient should record it has been given on their system i.e. PMR or GP system, completion of a form is no longer required.

Covid 19 Provision
Covid 19 Repeat Prescriptions Advice
Rapid Advice for GPs (Covid) – Batch Prescribing
RDS Quick Reference Guide
RDS Quick Reference Guide EMIS

Batch Repeat Dispensing – Information for patients

Repeat Dispensing Information- English
Repeat Dispensing Information-Welsh
Patient FAQ’s- English
Patient FAQ’s- Welsh

Batch Repeat Dispensing – Patient Consent Forms

Patient Consent Form-English
Patient Consent Form- Welsh

Batch Repeat Dispensing –  GP Practices

Operations Manual- GP’s
GP Communication Form
GP Checklist for enrolment
Action Plan Set-up

Batch Repeat Dispensing – Pharmacies

Operations Manual- Pharmacies
Referral Form
Patient Recruitment Summary
Pharmacist Communication Form
Record of destroyed batch issues
Patient Reminder- English
Patient Reminder-Welsh
Patient Final Reminder- English
Patient Final Reminder- Welsh

Batch Repeat Dispensing- Responsibilities


Repeat Dispensing Data:  Contractors are able to find information on the level of repeat dispensing within their locality and health board areas.  This will help contractors benchmark their own performance.  The data can be accessed at at Repeat Dispensed – NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership