The Medical Centre, 7 Hill Place, Arbroath, DD11 1AD

Telephone: 01241 431 144
Out of hours: 111

Repeat Prescriptions

All repeat prescriptions are managed on computer and there is also a record in each patient's file. A computer slip is issued to all patients on regular medication and should be used when ordering your next prescription.

Please note it is practice policy to issue only one months’ prescription at any one time.


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PRESCRIPTIONS

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Other Ways to Order Your Prescriptions

  • In person - hand your re-order slip into the surgery with the required items clearly marked and put into the white prescription box in the front foyer.
  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By Fax - Fax your request to 01241 430 764
  • By E-mail - arbroathmcprescriptions.tayside@remove-this.nhs.net

Prescriptions cannot be ordered over the telephone unless you are housebound.

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Prescription Help Line

The prescription line is open from 09:00 - 9:30, 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:30 and 15:30 - 16:30.

  • Fax no: 01241 430764
  • Tel no:  01241 874616 (enquiries only)

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When will my Prescription be ready?

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days if you will be picking the prescription up from surgery or your designated pharmacy.

Request Received

Script Ready By

Monday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Monday

Friday

Tuesday

For Example
A script received on Tuesday at 4pm will be ready for collection
on Thursday after 4pm.

Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays, etc.

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Anti-Biotics

We do not take requests for anti-biotics over the phone, if you feel you need treatment you will need to make an appointment or telephone consultation.

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Prescriptions Collection

Prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice if you have nominated one, otherwise you can collect it from the surgery.

Chronic Medication Service

If you register with a chemist you can access the chronic medication service. This will allow you to collect your prescription directly from the chemist without needing to come to the GP surgery. For more information contact the surgery or your local chemist.

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Long Term Repeat Prescriptions

GP practices have a new system for patients receiving long term repeat medication.

The new system involves prescriptions lasting 24, 48 or 56 weeks and will allow you to collect your medication every four or eight weeks directly from your pharmacy. This will mean you do not need to place an order with the practice.

Find out more about 'Long Term Repeat Prescriptions' here.

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Good Medication Management is Important

Please preempt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.

If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION TO COVER YOUR HOLIDAY. SOME COUNTRIES ALSO NEED A DOCTOR's LETTER TO EXPLAIN THE MEDICATION. Check with your travel agent.

If you have elderly relatives ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.

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Other Useful Information

Each drug has two names - the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.