Information about medication is available from NHS Scotland here: Medicines information - Tests & treatments | NHS inform
Information about pharmacies in Scotland, including what conditions they can treat directly without a prescription, is available here: Pharmacy services in Scotland | NHS inform
Please be aware that current turnaround times mean that you should give a full 4 working days for the Practice to process your prescription requests. This may be longer around a Public Holiday. Please plan ahead and make your requests in plenty of time.
Request a Repeat Prescription
What is a Repeat Prescription?
A Repeat Prescription is one where your GP has authorised repeat issues of medication in your medical record which is valid until your next annual birthday review check is due.
Where do I get my medicines from?
The Practice is not a dispensing practice – your medication needs to be issued by a pharmacy.
In an emergency
If you receive repeat prescriptions from us, local pharmacies can issue a short supply of most medicines. This is at the discretion of the pharmacist, and you must renew your usual prescription as soon as possible.
If you are away, most pharmacies in the UK can also provide this service.
Requesting a prescription
Simply fill in the practice request form and your request will be submitted to the practice electronically.
You can also order your medicines by ticking the items you need on the counterfoil of your last prescription and submit this to the practice. There is no need for an accompanying letter and, if you are bringing your request to reception, we prefer that you do not use an envelope.
If the top left corner of your counterfoil doesn’t mention your preferred collection point, or if you would like to change its usual destination, please write where you would like to collect your prescription in the top right corner of your counterfoil.
These pharmacies either collect prescriptions from us to process or we have mailing envelopes to mail prescriptions to them. Many of them can set up a SMS message to your phone when you medication is ready to collect – this needs to be discussed with your pharmacy, we can not set it up for you.
List of pharmacies that collect prescriptions from the practice:
|Apple Pharmacy||65 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1BZ||0131 337 4838|
|Boots Pharmacy||207-209 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QT||0131 447 6188|
|The Bruntsfield Pharmacy (Formerly Lloyds)||129 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4EQ||0131 228 3725|
|Clear Pharmacy (formerly Co-op)||26 Brougham Place, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU||0131 229 7948|
|Craiglockhart Pharmacy||2 Craiglockhart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BU||0131 455 7168|
|Dears Pharmacy||7 Oxgangs Broadway, Edinburgh, EH13 9LQ||0131 445 1925|
|Lindsay & Gilmour||18-20 Comiston Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5QE||0131 447 2336|
|Lindsay & Gilmour||107 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1QY||0131 337 3405|
|Lorimers Pharmacy||153 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4AX||0131 447 2041|
|M&D Green (Fountainbridge)||179 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1BY||0131 229 8281|
|Marchmont Pharmacy||41-43 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1EU||0131 228 6677|
|MacKenzie’s Pharmacy||45 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QP||0131 225 7770|
|New Town (formery Rightdose) Pharmacy||6 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5EP||0131 556 1908|
|Omnicare Pharmacy||160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR||0131 667 2151|
|Omnicare Pharmacy||1 Ardmillan Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2JN||0131 337 1604|
|Paton & Finlay Pharmacy||177 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG||0131 229 2110|
|Polwarth Pharmacy||10 Polwarth Gardens Edinburgh EH11 1LW||0131 229 3199|
|Right Medicine||2 Beaufort Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1AG||0131 447 9610|
|Right Medicine (formerly W. Kings)||142 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1AQ||0131 447 2198|
|Tollcross Pharmacy||2 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LY||0131 229 7778|
|Well Pharmacy||55A-57A Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3AA||0131 667 1992|
List of pharmacies we post prescriptions to:
|Boots Pharmacy||10a Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6PZ||0131 445 1157|
|Boots Pharmacy||10 Gyle Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 9JR||0131 317 1288|
|Boots Pharmacy||16-20 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9BN||0131 229 5700|
|Boots Pharmacy||21, Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB||0131 666 1111|
|Boots Pharmacy||28-30 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QS||0131 667 3008|
|Boots Pharmacy||121-127 St James Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3AD||0131 557 2632|
|Colinton Pharmacy||46A Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ||0131 441 2352|
*please note - we use royal mail delivery service for those so it might take longer for your prescription to be ready - please allow additional 3 working days when placing your order.
If you do not have your counterfoil, simply write your name, address, date of birth and a list of the required medication on a piece of paper. Please note that the staff have been instructed by the doctors not to accept telephone requests in order to ensure mistakes are not made.
You should ask for your repeat medication well in advance of needing it. Please ask for everything you will need during the next month as it will be easier for us than dealing with several prescriptions for one individual during the course of a month. Please remember that we deal with a large number of prescription requests every day and it is difficult for the staff and the doctors to process last minute urgent requests.
If you are consulting a doctor
They will be happy to arrange printing your repeat prescription during your consultation. Please do not, however, request prescriptions for other members of your family at your consultation. These should be requested in the normal way.
You can collect your prescription directly from your preferred pharmacy.
It can also be mailed to you if you have supplied us with a stamped addressed envelope. If you are using the postal service to send your request and receive your prescription back, we suggest you allow seven days. We can mail it back to you without waiting for the SAE to save some time, but we change a £1 fee for postage and admin costs. We can take payment by card over the phone.
Please allow 4 WORKING DAYS for your prescription to be processed by the Practice.