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Posted on 3 Mar 2021
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Ashworth Street Surgery is moving suitable patients to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) to help you protect yourself and continue to receive your regular medication. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device.
We are currently trialling this on a number of suitable patients before we roll it out fully.
If you get regular or repeat prescriptions you might be suitable for electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). This means you could pick up your repeat prescriptions, or have them delivered directly from your pharmacy, without having to make unnecessary trips or calls to your GP.
Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. You don’t need to do anything. Your GP will set up eRD.