Pharmacy prescriptions for over 70s

Pharmacists can prescribe medication for certain symptoms which normally require a doctor’s prescription eg Cystitis... but not if you are over 70. Is it possible to extend the age group during this crisis to 75.

Why the contribution is important

This would alleviate the pressure on doctors and free up medical appointments.

by Bradl on May 08, 2020 at 05:41PM

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  • Posted by wisteria May 08, 2020 at 18:23

    I think that pharmacists should be able to prescribe a lot more as currently their limitations make their prescribing ability something of a non event.
  • Posted by lovemachine May 08, 2020 at 19:01

    Regardless of age, if you have meds on repeat prescription, can we order more that the usual 2 months? I submitted a request for 84 rather than 56 tablets but was denied.

    Benefit would mean not burdening GP, not risking additional visits to a pharmacy reducing the risk of a subsequent spike or second wave of cases. I understand this would not be possible for patients with conditions that must be monitored regularly but for people with a repeat prescription for something like a statin, I dont see a problem.
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