From 1st August 2018 :
Many patients have a 'repeat prescription' meaning that they can regularly receive certain medication without having to see a doctor each time. Some people order these repeat prescriptions themselves. Others choose to use a pharmacy or dispensing company to order medicines on their behalf. Depending on how you request your medicines, the way that it works for you may change from 1 August 2018. We have reviewed our policies in light of this change, however, and we feel that we are robustly monitoring and rejecting any over ordering by pharmacies already so no changes needed.
You can find further information in a letter below.
Changes to Ordering Repeat Medication Letter.pdf