Prescriptions

Prescriptions

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all repeat and urgent prescriptions will be sent directly to your nominated pharmacist.

                     Please register at your preferred Pharmacy

If you have not registered for this service, prescriptions will be sent to your local pharmacist.   This can be determined by the third digit of your postcode:

EH22 1.. Lloyds,  EH22 2.. Lindsay & Gilmore,  EH22 3.. & EH22 4.. Boots

 

Prescriptions will not be available for collection at reception until Governmental restrictions are lifted.

 

Prescriptions can also be requested by emailing:

Prescriptions.s77197@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk 

 

Please do not over order medication. This will lead to shortages for others and place undue pressure on medical and pharmacy services.

 

If you need medication on a regular basis your doctor will arrange for you to have repeat prescriptions issued.  We can arrange to have your prescription delivered to one of the local chemists.

You will receive a re-order slip each time a repeat prescription is processed. Please only tick those items you require.

There is a box available at the front door for completed re-order slips, please place in the box on the desk. Do not enter the Health Centre.

Alternatively you may register for our online services and order via the link at the top of this page.

During a consultation with your doctor, please do not ask for repeat medications to be prescribed.  Ordering them by the above method allows better use of the time spent with your doctor.

If a medication you need does not appear on the re-order slip and if your doctor has indicated this may be ordered as a repeat, please write this clearly on the bottom of the re-order form or use the repeat prescription request forms available at the reception desk.

We are currently unable to accept repeat prescriptions by telephone.

Collections

Please remember, because of the high volume of prescriptions we process each day, the following timeframes apply:-

  • Collection from the surgery – allow at least three full working days.
  • Collection from the pharmacy – allow at least five full working days (Lloyds, Boots, Roslin or Woodburn).
  • Despatched and returned by post – allow at least seven full working days (please note:  a stamped, addressed envelope must be provided.)

Please remember to order your repeat prescriptions at least a week before you are due to run out.