Batch Repeat Dispensing – Update 2020

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IMPORTANT: This course will be moving to the new Y Ty Dysgu learning platform shortly! 

• If you are part-way this course, please ensure you complete the course before 19th February 2024. (Your progress on incomplete courses will not be moved across and you would  need to re-start the course on the new system). 

• If you haven’t done so already, you will need to register onto Y Ty Dysgu in order for your data to be moved across. Details of how  to do this can be found here.  

If you have completed the course already, your record of completion will be added to the new system in due course.

Many thanks 

Pharmacy Team



This eLearning looks at what a batch repeat dispensing service is and how to operate the service within Wales. This programme must be completed by all pharmacists working in a community pharmacy as part of the essential services in the pharmacy contract.

Learning objectives

On completion of this programme you should be able to:

  • Describe what the Welsh NHS batch repeat dispensing service is and the rules and regulations governing the service
  • Explain how to provide a safe and efficient batch repeat dispensing service
  • List the key requirements of batch repeat dispensing
  • Explain batch repeat dispensing and assess whether the service is suitable for various patients
  • List the benefits and challenges associated with batch repeat dispensing from the prescriber, practice staff, pharmacy team and patients perspectives

This programme should take about ONE hour to complete.