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PATIENT ACCESS

If you wish to  order your prescription online then you must contact the surgery reception to register for  the online access.  Requests to register to use this system will be passed to a doctor for authorisation to access this service.

 If you have already registered with Patient Access then click here to order your prescription


Repeat Prescriptions

blue_yellow_pillsCertain kinds of regular medication may be given by “repeat prescription”, only with prior approval of the Doctor. These prescriptions should be requested at least 24 hours in advance. Remember prescriptions ordered  online at the weekend or in the evening will not be processed by us until our next working day so will not be  ready until 24 hours after our receipt of your request. 

Please have the name of your item/s available. Requests can be made by telephone after 10.00am, by letter, by calling in to the surgery or using the link at the top of this page to order electronically.

If you have a reorder slip you can tick the items you require and post or hand it in to the surgery. If you wish to have a prescription posted out to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and remember to allow time for the post.  Some local chemist do collect prescriptions directly from the surgery. Please ask the receptionist for details of  those providing this service.

  1. Patients can only request repeat items and not special requests if ordering Online
  2. Only a 1 month supply of the contraceptive pill can be issued without a current blood pressure check. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse
  3. Prescriptions ordered on a Friday will be ready for collection on Monday afternoon

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.

Please allow 24 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Excess Quantities of Regular Repeat Prescriptions

A Scottish Home & Health Department circular from 1971 clarifes 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 self-medicate over longer periods of time.  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/she 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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