Repeat prescriptions by email

Some patients have been asking about emailing us their repeat prescription requests.

Unfortunately we don't currently support this for lots of reasons (it is more likely to go astray, it is less secure, and there are more chances of a mistake with the prescription).

There is software that allows patients to make appointments and order repeat prescriptions online, but our current clinical computer system (GPASS) is not really up to the job.

We are in the process of requesting a new clinical computer system from the Health Board. As always, this will take a long time (and probably lots of meetings with people in suits) to arrange. Once we have this new system, we will be able to set up a secure online ordering system.

In the meantime, I apologise to anyone who is disappointed that we don't yet have email/internet ordering.