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The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2004

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Amendment of Part I(General) of Schedule 2

19.  In paragraph 1(2) (interpretation) of Schedule 2—

(a)at the end of the definition of “associated batch issue” insert “and”, and for the definition of “batch issue” substitute—

“batch issue” means a form provided by a Primary Care Trust and issued by a prescriber at the same time as a repeatable prescription to enable a chemist to receive payment for the provision of repeat dispensing services which is in the format specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the GMS Regulations, and which—

(a)

is generated by a computer and not signed by a prescriber,

(b)

relates to a particular repeatable prescription and contains the same date as that prescription,

(c)

is issued as one of a sequence of forms, the number of which is equal to the number of occasions on which the drugs or appliances ordered on the repeatable prescription may be provided, and

(d)

specifies a number denoting its place in the sequence referred to in paragraph (c).

(b)omit the definition of “repeatable prescribing doctor”.

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