Repeat Prescriptions

You will have been given a repeat prescription form with a list of your medicines with your last supply. To re-order simply tick on the form which medicines you need and where you want to collect your prescription - health centre or a specified chemist.

Put your form in the prescription box on the counter and your prescription will be ready for collection 24 hours later at the Health Centre or 48 hours later (2 working days) from the chemist.

You may also order online by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

Alternatively you can post your form to the surgery with a stamped addressed envelope and we will send you your prescription.

If you require a prescription for the weekend please ensure you have handed your re-order form in by Wednesday.

Please note we DO NOT accept requests for prescriptions by phone.

  • If there are items on the list, which you no longer use, please let us know so your details are up to date.
  • Please ensure you order your prescriptions on time so you do not end up running out of vital medicines.
  • Please do not order medications too early or allow big stocks to build up in your house. By avoiding waste in the prescribing the NHS can use the money for patient services.
  • You may be given a generic medication, this is a name change only – not a change in your actual medication

Notice for patients - Prescription Minimum Intervals

Please note that we are increasingly using Minimum Intervals on our prescriptions - this means that the computer will not be able to process requests made too early ie more than 10 days before the prescription is due.

The reasons we are doing this are -

  • for patient safety
  • to reduce medicines waste

If you happen to request a prescription too early (ie outwith the 10 days limit) and this cannot be processed you will be notified via a red slip in with your reorder form from your chosen pharmacy.

The item will then need to be reordered.

Thank you for your co-operation with this change of system which is to help keep patients safe with regards to medicines.

Lorna MacKay, Practice Manager 22.2.2017

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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