Length of time medications dispensed for
Currently when receiving some medications via prescription, these are issued for a short period of time. When one has to be on these medications for awhile wouldn't it make sense to dispense them for longer?
I'm on long term medication that I get a 3 month prescription for. I receive a month's worth each time and then have to arrange a further prescription soon again.
Given the pressure on the health system, it would make sense to dispense medications for longer. For appropriate medications, this could be at 6 month intervals.
Why the contribution is important
Where it is safe to do so, dispensing medications for longer will reduce the need gor patients to be regularly visiting pharmacies and their GP.
by marlowmews on April 25, 2023 at 05:29PM