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A "Bulk" prescription is an order for two or more patients, bearing the name of a school or institution in which at least 20 persons normally reside, for the treatment of at least 10 of whom a particular doctor is responsible.

There are no restrictions on the quantity that can be ordered on a bulk prescription: the regulations just specify the number of people who must be under the prescriber's care/reside in the institution and that the drug must not be a Prescription Only Medicine (POM).

The only appliances that can be prescribed are those dressings listed in Part IX of the Drug Tariff which do not contain POMs.

No prescription charge is payable when a bulk prescription is dispensed.