Prescriptions

Ordering repeat prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions are those drugs that appear on the list of medicines on the right hand side of your prescription. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by ticking items required on this re-order form.

You can order your prescription in the following ways: 

  • In Person - hand in form to reception with items clearly marked.
  • Post - send form to us enclosing a stamped addressed envelope for reply.
  • Telephone - call our dedicated Repeat Prescription Line on 0131 336 0022 between 11:00 - 12:00 on any working day.
  • Online - via the link at the top of this page 
  • Local Pharmacy - many local pharmacies offer a prescription ordering service for patients.  Speak to your local pharmacy to see if they are able to order and collect your regular prescription for you.

Chemist Collection Service

A number of local chemists offer an ordering and/or collection service for the completed prescriptions. Please inform the local pharmacy and the surgery receptionist if you wish to use this.

Please do not use the online form if the medicine you require is not on your repeat prescription. Please contact reception to arrange a telephone appointment with a GP to request the item.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.  

We are no longer able to fax prescriptions to the pharmacy.

Questions about your prescription

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

Medication reviews

If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.

What to do with old medicines

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from or bring it in to the surgery. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • sore throats
  • tummy trouble
  • aches and pains

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.