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.
You can find further information in a letter below.
Changes to Ordering Repeat Medication Letter.pdf