Repeat Prescriptions

NB: We require a minimum of 48 hours (two working days) to process your prescription. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A GP APPOINTMENT JUST TO GET YOUR REPEAT MEDICATIONS.

Patient Access online service for ordering repeat prescriptions is now available.  Ask at the Reception Desk about how to register.

Some medicines which are used regularly over long periods are issued without the need for a consultation. Safeguards are built into our systems for issuing these. As we process the orders we check compliance, under and over using.

Patient medications are reviewed annually we use your birth date for this or some patients are given an individual date for review of medication dependent on their personal and medical circumstances. 

How to order a repeat prescription:

Online, Pharmacy, Post or in the Surgery -

  • online prescription ordering.  You will need to call into the Practice with photo ID to register for this.  If you wish to have a Pharmacy collect your prescription on your behalf from the surgery regsiter with a Pharmacy.
  •  along with every computer-generated prescription is a printed slip containing the patient’s name and address, individual computer number, list of medication and dates of previous prescriptions. Tick the items you need on the slip and hand it in to the surgery (post it through the letter box in the entrance hall) .
  • if it is impossible to come to the surgery the slip may be posted along with a stamped addressed envelope (1st class postage recommended).
  • Pharmacies offer a prescription service. Please register with a Pharmacy so that we can have your prescription ordered and collected by the Pharmacy, or you can order from the surgery and have the prescription collected by the Pharmacy..

Save a visit to the surgery - register with a Pharmacy

Please note we do not take orders for repeat medications over the phone.

Minor Ailment Service At Your Community Pharmacy

Everyone who is eligible can go to their pharmacist for advice and medications available from the Minor Ailment Service.  This is an NHS service for people, including children, who didn't use to have to pay prescription charges. It means that if your pharmacist thinks you need it they can give you medicine on the NHS without you having to pay for it. It will also save you making an appointment with a doctor simply to get a prescription for a minor ailment.

The service offers advice and free treatment for minor illnesses and ailments such as:

acne, athlete’s foot, backache, cold sores, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, earache, eczema and allergies, haemorrhoids (piles), hay fever, headache, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, pain, period pain, thrush, sore throat, threadworms, warts and verrucae.

If the pharmacist feels it is better for you to see your GP they may refer you directly or tell you to make an appointment with your GP.

Pharmacy First, available from all pharmacies in Fife

For uncomplicated urine infections in females and  treatment for Impetigo the Pharmacy First Service is available at all Fife Pharmacies


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