Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made in person, by post, fax (0131 557 2177) or e-mail to reception.s70018@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.  (E-mail users should be aware that this is not secure). Postal requests should be sent with a stamped addressed envelope if the prescription is to be posted back.  No telephone requests can be accepted unless authorised by a GP.

Requests before 10 am

Requests received before 10am will normally be ready for collection after 2pm the following working day.

Requests after 10 am

Requests received after 10am will be ready for collection after 2pm in two working days.

Some local pharmacies operate a prescription collection service.  This can be arranged through the pharmacy.  If you have authorised a pharmacy to collect your prescriptions, you should allow time for the pharmacy to collect and dispense your medication before collecting it from the pharmacy.

Prescription requests from hospital consultants are not urgent and will be processed in the timeframe described above.

Please note – WE DO NOT FAX PRESCRIPTIONS TO PHARMACISTS.

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