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New HRT prescribing guidance

Separate prescriptions reminder

September 5th 2023

Tagged: Clinical Zone news Dispensary guidance news England

By Ailsa Colquhoun

New guidance on the HRT PPC makes a number of changes:   

  • All HRT medicines, regardless of the clinical reason for prescribing, must be on a separate prescription to other non-HRT items, on both paper and electronic prescriptions. 
  • Explains the scope of the HRT PPC, highlighting that the PPC can be backdated up to one month. 
  •  Electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) prescriptions including HRT can be supplied to patients using the options for mixed prescriptions. Future eRD prescriptions must be separated. 

Updates to the list of HRT medicines in the Drug Tariff