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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

red_pills_bottleRepeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication the doctor will give you a repeat prescription so that you do not need to see the doctor each month to get your medicines. You will be given a slip that needs to be handed in or posted to the surgery. Please remember to tick which items are required and to make the request in good time, particularly if sending by post. 

You may also order your prescription via the website if you wish.  Please click on the link on the home page and follow the instructions to register. 

All medication required has to be put in writing and WILL NOT BE TAKEN OVER THE TELEPHONE.

Repeat prescriptions will take 48 hours to process. When the request has been processed you may collect it from the surgery, from one of the local pharmacists or by post if you provide us with a stamped addressed envelope. The following pharmacies have an arrangement to collection prescriptions from our surgery:

Lindsay & Gilmour (previously Smiths)  Craigmillar Pharmacy, Boots Cameron Toll, Boots Fort, Boots The Gyle, Boots Portobello, ASDA, Nuchem (Piersfield), Omni (Inch) Pharmacy, Newington Pharmacy, Lindsay & Gilmour (Moredun Park Road)

If the pharmacy that you use is not included in this list, but would like to be able to collect your medicines directly from them, then you will need to provide us with a stamped addressed envelope to post the prescription to them.  It is likely that these types of prescription request will take longer than 48 hours because of the delay with posting.

Please note that we are no longer able to fax prescriptions due to a change in NHS Lothian policy.

In very urgent situations the barcode of a prescription can be phoned through to a pharmacy, but this is very time consuming and is only done in exceptional circumstances, as authorised by the GP.  Please do not routinely ask the staff to do this for you.

If you require a medication that is not on your repeat prescription you may put in a 'special request' and the doctor will decide whether this can be issued without seeing the doctor again. 

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