COVID-19: Information for prescribers
Thank you to our essential health care workers. We couldn't have done it without you.
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We made changes to ensure minimal interruption to access to health care for people and practical access to treatments as needed. Now we have returned to level 1, we have consulted on the right time to roll back these changes.
We all have a role to play in keeping medicines available for our community – people on regular medicines should always have enough for 1 to 2 weeks treatment.
Please encourage your patients to avoid stockpiling their medicines. Stockpiling could lead to someone else missing out.
During the response to COVID-19, we limited dispensing of all funded medicines to one month's supply (or three months for oral contraceptives). There are no changes to the way prescriptions are written, people won’t need to visit their prescriber more frequently.
We are currently reviewing a return to stat (3-monthly) dispensing.
Who to contact
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Last updated: 13 August 2020