Request a Repeat Prescription

 

What is a Repeat Prescription?

A Repeat Prescription is one where your GP has authorised repeat issues of medication in your medical record which is valid until your next annual birthday review check is due.

Prescriptions Generally

The Practice is not a dispensing practice and you must take prescriptions to a Pharmacist unless it is more convenient for you to have them picked up by one of the pharmacies that have a daily collection of prescriptions from the Practice.

In an emergency

For repeat medications, some pharmacists may issue a short supply of your prescription. This is at the discretion of the pharmacist, and you must renew your prescription as soon as possible, to ensure you always have medication on hand.

Online

Simply fill in the form at the foot of this page and your request will be submitted to the practice electronically.

By hand

You should simply tick the items you need on the counterfoil of your last prescription. There is no need for an accompanying letter and, if you are bringing your request to reception, we prefer that you do not use an envelope.
If the top left corner of your counterfoil doesn’t mention your preferred collection point, or if you would like to change its usual destination, please write where you would like to collect your prescription in the top right corner of your counterfoil.
Please be aware, if you use the latter method, this may add an additional 24 hours to the turn around time as some pharmacies only collect their batch of prescriptions from us once a day.

If you do not have your counterfoil, simply write your name, address, date of birth and a list of the required medication on a piece of paper. If you wish, you may fax your request to us on 0131 229 4330. Please note that the staff have been instructed by the doctors not to accept telephone requests in order to ensure mistakes are not made.

You should ask for your repeat medication well in advance of needing it. Please ask for everything you will need during the next month as it will be easier for us than dealing with several prescriptions for one individual during the course of a month. Please remember that we deal with a large number of prescription requests every day and it is difficult for the staff and the doctors to process last minute urgent requests.

If you are consulting a doctor

He or she will be happy to give you your repeat prescription at your consultation. Please do not, however, request prescriptions for other members of your family at your consultation. These should be requested in the normal way.

Prescription collection

Your prescription can’t currently be picked up from the Practice in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, so we are asking where possible that you arrange for your prescription to go straight to your preferred pharmacy.

It can also be mailed to you if you have supplied us with a stamped addressed envelope. If you are using the postal service to send your request and receive your prescription back, however, we suggest you allow seven days. We will mail it back to you without waiting for the SAE to save some time, but we change a £1 fee for postage and admin costs. We can take payment by card over the phone.

Notice Period

Due to the current coronavirus crisis, we have had to increase the notice period for prescriptions. Please allow 3 to 4 WORKING DAYS for your prescription to be processed by the Practice.

And as we are asking that all requests are handled through a Pharmacy rather than patients picking up their prescription in person, please remember to allow them an addition 24 hours to fill it before picking it up from them (and check your regular pharmacy’s opening hours as some are working reduced hours during the outbreak).

We appreciate your understanding with this during this difficult time.

Request form

Please use this form to order authorised repeat prescriptions (i.e. when your medication has been reviewed by a GP within in the last year – this normally takes place around your birthday month).

Please note that repeat prescriptions are for a predetermined quantity that can not be changed by the administrative staff. If you believe you need a different quantity you can book a Telephone Consultation to talk with your usual GP. With the exception of the contraceptive pill, NHS Scotland normally only issues supplies of up to 8 weeks at a time.

Any requests will take a little longer around a public holiday where the Practice is closed.

Please remember medication should be reviewed at least once a year.

Please note that during the current Coronavirus Pandemic we would appreciate if you could arrange to pick up your prescription from your Pharmacist. This is to reduce the footprint in the practice.

Please select from the picking list in the form below which Pharmacist you wish your prescription to go to. All of these Pharmacists pick up from the Practice.

If you are isolating somewhere away from home and need your prescription to go to a pharmacy outside out area, please provide FULL CONTACT DETAILS, including address, telephone and fax numbers.

Thank you for your co-operation with this

Your Name (required)
Your Date of Birth [dd/mm/yyyy] (required)
Your Email (required)
Please give all drug names you require, in full. You should only use this form if you are requesting medicines that are on your repeat medication re-order form (on the counterfoil of your last prescription). If you need something that is not on this form you will need to speak to your usual GP.
# Drug name: Strength (e.g. 20mg) Quantity (if known)
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Additional drugs/information (use for more medications if exceeding 8)
I will collect my prescription(s) from:
My usual GP is: