You can order repeat prescriptions by the following methods:
Please register for Patient Service by using this form. You will be asked to bring the signed registration form to the practice along with photographic ID and proof of address.
If you have done so, click here to order via Patient Services
Phone the repeat prescription line:
- Call Cove on: 01224 846786
- Call Kincorth on: 01224 846875
State your name (first and surname), date of birth, your contact phone number, each item you require (drug name and strength) and, if required, which pharmacy the prescription is to go to.
Please hand the following request into the post box in reception.
The order form that came with your last prescription, or complete a prescription request form at the surgery
- Prescriptions for regular medication will only be ready TWO working days (48 hours) from when you order. NB. Prescriptions ordered on Thursday will not be ready until Monday and prescriptions ordered on Friday will not be ready until Tuesday.
- In addition to the 48 hours required to generate the prescription, the pharmacy will require time to dispense your medication – please allow additional time for this.
- Cove Bay and Boots (Garthdee, Union Sq, Bon Accord) pharmacies can collect prescriptions from Cove;
- Gardner Drive, Abbotswell, Boots (Garthdee, Union Sq, Bon Accord), Whitelaws Torry, Anderson, Holburn and Albyn pharmacies can collect from Kincorth
- If you would now like a local pharmacy to collect your prescriptions, you must make an arrangement with the pharmacy of your choice – please note that some pharmacies do not collect every day.
- The practice must then be informed in writing (by the pharmacy) so we can amend your computer record to ensure all prescriptions automatically go to this pharmacy.
- With a few exceptions, regular medication will be issued in 28 or 56 day quantities in line with NHS Grampian recommendations and reviewed annually.
- We recommend that you order your medication 7-10 days before it is due to run out. Please do not order excessively early or stockpile medication.
Resistance to antibiotics is recognised locally and nationally as a major threat to public health. It is a particular threat to children, older people and those with weakened immune systems, but it could affect any one of us in our lifetime or our future generations.
Experts warn that if we are not more careful in our use of antibiotics, everyday procedures such as delivering a baby or removing the appendix could carry much higher risks of infection, and serious infections such as septicaemia (blood poisoning) will be extremely difficult to treat.
Doctors are therefore being advised to only prescribe antibiotics when they are really needed, and not for viral or self-limiting conditions.
However, we must all take responsibility to prevent any further development of resistance.
What can you do to help?
- If your doctors feels that you do not require antibiotics, follow the self-management advice provided – rest, drink plenty fluids, ask yourCommunity Pharmacist for over-the-counter medicines to help relieve your symptoms.
- If you are prescribed antibiotics, make sure you follow the directions correctly and complete the full course.
- Become an Antibiotic Guardian and make a pledge to reduce the spread of resistance by visiting: http://antibioticguardian.com/
- Visit http://www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk/ to check your symptoms, find useful tips on what you can do at home to help, and when to seek medical attention.