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Repeat Prescriptions

Please Note: Our online service for repeat prescription requests has changed. Our Practice now provides limited access to your Patient Record via Patient Access. Once registered you can choose prescription items directly from the repeat medication list on in your record.
If your are not registered with Patient Access yet you can still order via our simple online Repeat Prescription Request Form, which does not require a login.

Patient Access

It is easier and quicker to request repeat prescriptions via our online service Patient Access. Once registered simply log in and select an option. You need to register and receive an activation code from the surgery to use Patient Access.

A minimum of two working days’ notice is required and prescriptions can be collected at reception. (Prescriptions will be available 48 hours after ordering). This is applies to all methods of ordering.

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 Urgent Provision of Repeat Medication Service, 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 theses over public holidays, or when we are closed.

How to order your Prescription

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.

Please put this repeat prescription request in the box on the reception desk.

By post

You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice. You can include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able 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.

Phone

Telephone the surgery on 01292 262697 and select option 3. From Wednesday 16th June, 2021 our telephone system is changing and and the prescription line will be available 24 hours a day.  You will be asked to leave your name, date of birth and the details of your prescription request.  We ask that you speak slowly and clearly.  Your message will be listened to during office working hours only.   

Urgent requests

If you require a prescription urgently then, please phone the surgery – do not order an urgent prescription online.

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 Doctor 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 Doctor prior to being added onto your repeat prescription records. Some medications are recorded as acute as they require to be closely monitored by the Doctor. You may therefore not always be issued with your requested medication as you may need to consult with your Doctor.

Hospital Requests

When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive five days supply of medication.

On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the hospital, please bring this to the surgery or post via S.A.E. before your supply of medication has run out.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP first, and if necessary your Doctor will issue you with a Prescription. The Practice will endeavour to issue you with your prescription on that day, but it cannot be issued until your medical details are checked by the Doctor, your prescription should normally be ready by 4pm on that day, or you may be advised to attend the next day.

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.