Notice to the Patients

5th January 2022

please allow 72hours before attending the pharmacy to Collect prescriptions we are working on reduced staffing due to illness 

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Repeat Prescriptions

We no longer accept telephone calls for repeat prescriptions. 

We have various ways for you to arrange a repeat medication:

Online - please select 

In person - please post through letterbox situated outside surgery to the front of the main entrance.

Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our Practice. They can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.

You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice. You must include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able to pick up your prescription from a pharmacy  (please allow extra time for any possible delays with the postal service)

By email: 

You can drop off your request in our external mailboxes situated outside the main front doors.

You will be unable to collect prescriptions from the practice so please ensure you record the best pharmacy to get your prescription from and allow 3 working days for this.

Please remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account when ordering.

*Private prescriptions*
The GP partners at Blackhall Medical Centre reserve the right to suggest that any prescription that is recommended by a private practitioner may have to be issued as a private prescription. The usual scenario for this  is either that the particular medicine is not on the approved NHS Lothian Formulary or a medicine is being prescribed for a condition that it is not licensed for according  to the British National Formulary.
Each prescription requested from a private practitioner will need to be discussed with all the GPs on a case by case basis and this decision may take up to 5 working days.
If a prescription is required urgently it will need to be sought from the private practitioner who recommended it.
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