NHS England / NHS Improvement contact re repeat prescriptions length

Impact: Public policy Impacts

Description of impact

Work on cost analysis of shorter vs longer repeat prescriptions picked up by NHS England who are considering updating their policy on longer repeat Rxs as a result.

Who is affected

All patients with a stable, chronic disease requiring regular repeat prescriptions


Email from Peter Liu, Senior Policy Manager, Primary Care Strategy and Contracts team, NHS England who had read the paper and had some queries before presenting a case to NHS England to recommend 3 month rather than 1 month repreat Rx durations unless otherwise clinically indicated. Presentation is 4/11/2020. My work was the key evidence used to inform this proposed policy change.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactPublic policy Impacts
Impact levelAdoption