The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using Patient Access which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.
Not Registered for Patient Access?
If you are not registered for Patient Access please contact the Practice to request your activation code. You can then use your activation code to register with Patient Access.
- Use the online Repeat Prescription Request form. if are not registered for Patient Access.
- Hand in repeat ordering slips (attached to each repeat prescription issued), to either the Kilmarnock or Hurlford surgery, or post to Kilmarnock surgery.
- A number of local pharmacies will collect your prescription from the surgery if you sign up to this service the agreement is between the patient and the chemist. Patients are advised to contact the chemist that they are signed up with to ask any queries in relation to their prescription order/collection.
- Local pharmacies will also deliver your medicines to your home. If you want to make use of this service please contact the Pharmacy of your choice to arrange.
- Please allow 48 hours before collecting your prescription, remembering to make allowance for weekends and public holidays.
- If you wish your repeat prescription to be returned by post please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive five days supply of medication.
On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the hospital, please bring this to the surgery or post via S.A.E. before your supply of medication has run out.
Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP first, and if necessary your Doctor will issue you with a Prescription. The Practice will endeavour to issue you with your prescription on that day, but it cannot be issued until your medical details are checked by the Doctor, your prescription should normally be ready by 4pm on that day, or you may be advised to attend the next day.
The Doctors will review your medication, regularly, which may involve changes to your tablets, in accordance with current health Board policies. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment.
Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions for holidays for more than three weeks.
A Scottish home and Health Department circular from 1971 clarifies the position on prescribing for patients going abroad for extended periods. It states:-
“If a patient intends to go away for a longer period (than two to three week’s holiday) he/she may not be regarded as a resident of this country and would not be entitled to the benefits of the National Health Service. It may not be in the patient’s best interest for him/her to continue to self-medication over such longer periods. If a patient is going abroad for a long period, he/she should be prescribed sufficient drugs to meet his/her requirements only until such time as he can place himself/herself in the care of a doctor at his/her destination.
Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.