There are two main types of prescriptions:
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS – you receive this medication regularly and it only requires an annual review with the GP.
ACUTE PRESCRIPTIONS – you do not receive this medication regularly or it may need close monitoring depending on the drug.
How to request a prescription
- By handing in your request at the reception desk
- By telephoning the surgery Tel:0141 483 1740
- By sending a fax to 0141 483 1753
- By posting in your request with a Stamped Addressed Envelope for it to be posted either to you or to a pharmacy
- By completing the online form on this website
Your request will take 48 hours to process (excluding week-ends) – it is good practice to make your request when you have 5 – 7 days medication left
HOSPITAL PRESCRIPTIONS – If there is a hospital letter requesting a prescription from your doctor – please hand this into reception. It will normally be available after 24 hours.
If you have been in hospital the hospital wil normally supply 7 days medication to you.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions for holidays for more than three weeks.
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.
Please note it is the patients responsibility (were appropriate) to request the correct medication by name and in orderly time – we are not responsible if you run out of medication. Your Pharmacy will provide you with a short course of regular medication until your prescription is ready to collect from us. Posters are displayed and text messages are sent regarding closures for bank holidays and the Christmas/New Year period – please ensure we have your correct details on our records.