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.
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.
Simply fill in the form at the foot of this page and your request will be submitted to the practice electronically.
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.
- Boots Pharmacy – 207-209 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QT
- Boots Pharmacy – 10a Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6PZ
- Boots Pharmacy – 10 Gyle Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 9JR
- Boots Pharmacy – 16-20 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9BN
- Clear Pharmacy (formerly Co-op) – 26 Brougham Place, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU
- Craiglockhart Pharmacy – 2 Craiglockhart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BU
- Dears Pharmacy – 7 Oxgangs Broadway, Edinburgh, EH13 9LQ
- Lindsay & Gilmour – 18-20 Comiston Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5QE
- Lindsay & Gilmour – 107 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1QY
- Lloyds Pharmacy – 129 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4EQ
- Lorimers Pharmacy – 153 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4AX
- M&D Green – 179 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1BY
- Marchmont Pharmacy – 26 Marchmont Road Edinburgh EH9 1HZ
- MacKenzie’s Pharmacy – 45 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QP
- Omnicare Pharmacy – 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR
- Paton & Finlay Pharmacy – 177 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG
- Polwarth Pharmacy – 10 Polwarth Gardens Edinburgh EH11 1LW
- Rightdose Pharmacy – 6 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5EP
- Right Medicine – 2 Beaufort Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1AG
- Tollcross Pharmacy – 2 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LY
- W. Kings & Son – 142 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1AQ
- Well Pharmacy – 55A-57A Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3AA
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.
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.
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).
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 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