Repeat prescriptions authorised by your doctor can be obtained as follows:
- Hand in your tear-off prescription counterfoil indicating the items required
- Post your prescription counterfoil to us with a Stamped Addressed Envelope
- Request online via the link at the top of this page
- Telephone the surgery between 10:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday
Please allow three working days to get your prescription produced
Arrangements for Dealing With Items on Repeat Prescription
What is a repeat prescription?
A repeat prescription is an item which has been agreed by the doctor for long-term dispensing and will appear on the counterfoil of prescriptions. Please keep your counterfoil in a safe place ready for your next prescription request.
Any items of medication required which do not appear on this counterfoil must be requested from the doctor at a consultation or in writing to eliminate any possibility of error that might occur if messages are given over the telephone to reception staff. This is for the safety of our patients.
Items on repeat prescription which have not been requested for a significant period of time may be deleted from your repeat prescription record in the interests of safety.
How do I request a repeat prescription?
In order to request a repeat prescription, please hand in your prescription counterfoil or send it to the Medical Centre and indicate clearly the specific items you require. Please inform us whether the prescription is to be collected from the Medical Centre or sent to a local pharmacist, stating which pharmacy is most convenient for you at each request.
The prescription counterfoil may be handed in directly to your local pharmacy if that is more convenient for you.
Alternatively, repeat prescriptions may be requested by telephone (451 3010) between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday or they may be requested by fax (451 3503).
How do I collect my prescriptions?
Prescriptions may be collected by:
the patient or patient’s representative, or
returned to the patient via stamped addressed envelope (SAE is an envelope with the sender's name and address on it, plus affixed paid postage, that is mailed to us so we can return your prescription to you) supplied by the patient, or
sent to a specific local pharmacist by arrangement between the patient and that pharmacist.
Which local pharmacists collect prescriptions?
All the local pharmacists named below are agreeable to collecting prescriptions from the Riccarton General Practice and dispensing and delivering these items however this arrangement requires to be made directly between the patient and the pharmacist.
Lindsay and Gilmour, Juniper Green (453 3130)
Lindsay and Gilmour, Currie (449 2707)
Lloyds Pharmacy (449 3417)
Balerno Pharmacy (449 5477)
Craiglockhart Pharmacy (455 7168)
Polwarth Pharmacy (229 3199)
Omnicare Pharmacy Springwell, Ardmillan Terrace (337 1604)
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, 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.