WQ87819 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 17/03/2023

Beth yw polisi Llywodraeth Cymru ar ailadrodd presgripsiynau o fewn cyfnod o dri mis?

Wedi'i ateb gan Y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol | Wedi'i ateb ar 28/03/2023

Doctors can provide prescriptions for intervals that they feel are clinically appropriate.

To support clinical decision making, there was a Welsh Health Circular published on 16 December 2022 outlining updated guidance on prescribing intervals in Wales.

The extension to prescribing intervals is an important change to previous guidance as it will reduce workload for pressurised services, especially in community pharmacy.

The potential impact implementing this guidance could have on dispensing practices in General Medical Services (GMS) is noted, and discussions are currently ongoing with General Practitioners Committee Wales (GPCW) to find a solution that addresses these concerns.

Full details of the circular can be accessed in English and Welsh. Copies have also be shared alongside this response.