Order a Repeat Prescription

Request Repeat Prescription Online

There is no requirement to register and sign in to order repeat medication. To comply with GDPR regulations this form does not store your information and therefore you must enter only the medication details you require for each order.

Your Repeat Medication

If you need regular medication and your doctor does not need to see you every time, you will be issued with ‘repeat prescription’. When you collect a prescription you will see that it is perforated down the centre. The left-hand side is the actual prescription. The right-hand side (re-order slip) shows a list of medicines that you can request without booking an appointment to see a doctor. Please tear off this section (and keep it) before handing the prescription to the chemist for dispensing.

Prescription ready

When emailed/posted? When Ready?
Monday before 6pm   Wednesday afternoon
Tuesday before 6pm  Thursday afternoon
Wednesday before 6pm         Friday afternoon
Thursday before 6pm            Monday afternoon
Friday before 6pm  Tuesday afternoon
Saturday Wednesday afternoon
Sunday  Wednesday afternoon

Run out or just about to run out medication requests

Unfortunately a small minority of patients are repeatedly running out (or just about to run out) of their medication. ‘Urgent’ requests of this nature cause a great deal of disruption to the smooth running of the practice. Please be aware that such requests will be questioned very carefully by the reception staff and may well be refused by the GP. A record is kept of such requests.

If you forget to request a Repeat Prescription

If you forget to obtain a prescription for repeat medication and run out of important medicines, you may be able to get help from your pharmacy. Under the Community Pharmacy Scotland Unscheduled Care Scheme, pharmacists may be able to supply you with a further cycle of a previously repeated medicine without having to get a prescription from your GP. If you receive stoma products from your pharmacy or other suppler and/or receive suppose such as continence products and welfare food from community services, you should ensure you have sufficient supplies as you may encounter difficulties in obtaining these over public holidays, or when we are closed.

How to order your medication

In person

You can do this by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications, or by submitting a handwritten request. Do not order your medication before it is due as will not issue it.

Please place your request (blank forms are available if you do not have one) into the red box that is situated in the front vestibule area or post through our letter box if we are closed. 

By post

You can post your prescription re-order form or written request to us at the practice. You can include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you are unable to pick up your prescription from the surgery. (Please allow extra time for any possible delays with the postal service).

Pharmacy Ordering/Collection Service

Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our practice. They can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the practice. Please contact the pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.

Telephone

Please note we are unable to accept repeat prescription requests by telephone unless you are housebound or shielding.

Medication reviews

The doctors at the Practice regularly review the medication you are taking. This may involve changes to your tablets, in accordance with current Health Board policies. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment. We may sometimes call you in for a medication review and this may involve blood tests. It is very important that you attend these appointments as it keeps you safe whilst taking medication.

Non-Repeat Items (Acute Requests)

Non Repeat Prescriptions known as “Acute” prescriptions are medicines that have been issued by the GP but not added to your repeat prescription records. This is normally a new medication issued for a trial period and may require a review visit with your GP prior to being added onto your repeat prescription records.

Some medications are recorded as acute as they require to be closely monitored by the GP. Examples include many anti-depressants, drugs of potential abuse or where the prescribing is subject to legal or clinical restrictions or special criteria. If this is the case with your medicine you may not always be issued with a repeat prescription until you have consulted with your GP again.

Hospital Requests

When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive one weeks supply of medication.

On discharge the hospital will give you a letter listing your medications. Please bring this to this to the surgery or post to us as soon as possible.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the practice and if necessary your GP will issue you with a prescription.

Following hospital out-patient appointments you may be issued with a letter to give to your GP to request medication. Please bring this to the surgery as soon as possible. Please allow 2 full working days for the practice to process it.

Additional Requests of Repeat Medication

A Scottish home and Health Department circular from 1971 clarifies the position on prescribing for patients going abroad for extended periods. It states:-

“If a patient intends to go away for a longer period(than two to three week’s holiday) he/she may not be regarded as a resident of this country and would not be entitled to the benefits of the National Health Service…. It may not be in the patient’s best interest for him/her to continue to self-medication over such longer periods…. If a patient is going abroad for a long period, he/she should be prescribed sufficient drugs to meet his/her requirements only until such time as he can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.”

Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.

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