The easiest way to order a repeat prescription is to register for online services.
Simply log in to the online portal and visit the medication section. You then tick the prescriptions you want.
If the medication you need is not on the list then use the ‘make a custom request’ section and type your request in the box . Please include the name and address of the pharmacy you wish your prescription to be sent. Please contact your pharmacy and let them know you have ordered your prescription and they can make arrangements for collection.
If you need regular medication and your don’t need to see your doctor each time you will be issued with a repeat prescription. When you collect a prescription you will see that it is perforated down the centre. The left hand side is the prescription and the right hand side is a reorder slip. Please tear off this section before you give it to the pharmacy and keep it for the next time you need to reorder. The next time you need to order your prescription please complete and return the right-hand slip for the required medications. Otherwise you can submit a handwritten request in the post box outside the front door. Please include the name and address of the pharmacy you wish your prescription to be sent.
Repeat Prescriptions are issued at 56 day ( 2 month intervals). If you request a non-repeat item, known as acute or special request, (see below) please state clearly what this is for i.e. hay fever etc. Your GP will then decide if a prescription is appropriate.
We are unable to enter into correspondence over the Internet regarding repeat prescriptions; this is to protect your confidentiality. So we do not reply to any of these requests or deal with any queries, please phone the prescription line on 0141 554 3199 and leave a message on the voice mail service , and one of the staff will contact you if necessary.
These can be left on our voice mail service, please dial 0141 554 3199 and select the Prescription Request option. Please remember that requests made via the voice mail service are only processed during working hours.
You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the practice. Please advise us of the pharmacy you wish to collect your prescription. Please note due to difficulties with the post we will no longer post out prescriptions.
Pharmacy Ordering/Collection Service
Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our practice.They can also order your medication on your behalf. Please contact the pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service. During the Coronavirus crisis all prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy. Please notify the practice of the name and address of your nominated pharmacy.
The doctors at the practice regularly review the medication you are taking. This may involve a telephone appointment with the practice pharmacist and 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 review 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.
During the coronavirus pandemic you will no longer be able to collect your prescription from the practice as we are restricting access. Prescriptions will be collected by the pharmacy of your choice, listed below.
Please allow three full working days before collecting your repeat prescription from the pharmacy. For example requests made after 3.30pm, weekends or a public holiday, are actioned by the staff on the next working day, i.e ordered Saturday, next working day Monday, your prescription will be ready by Thursday.
If you have recently registered with the practice and you are on repeat medication you may need to make an appointment with your new GP, prior to repeat medication requests being made.
You can order your repeat prescriptions using the online form. You must be permanently registered with the Practice before we can accept your request. Patients who have a temporary registration at the Practice are not permitted to use the online repeat medication form.
Please remember it is your responsibility or your carer’s, to ensure you order your repeat medication on time, always allow extra time for weekends and public holidays.
Please do not phone to confirm if your prescription is ready. Non-repeat medication(Special) requests are not automatically issued, you will be notified if your request has not been authorised. If your request has been declined you may require to see your Doctor to further discuss your request.
When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive five days supply of medication.
Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP/Pharmacist first. The Practice will endeavour to issue you with your prescription as per normal guidelines i.e. 48 hours.
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.