Help from your pharmacy

Did you know that your local pharmacy can help you with a lot of minor ailments?

Ordering repeat prescriptions

  • with the GP online system (Patient Access) your account shows all your repeat medicine and dosage and you can choose the ones you need
  • requests can be handed in to Wemyss Bay practice (box available on wall at entrance to the building) or alternatively can be handed into the chemist at Skelmorlie, Wemyss Bay or Inverkip, who will be glad to bring them to the surgery.

We do not take repeat prescription requests over the phone or email.

Request prescription using GP online system

It is easier and quicker to manage request repeat prescriptions via our GP online service (Patient Access). Simply log in and select an option.

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Collecting your prescription

Repeat prescriptions are only given after they are agreed with the doctor and entered onto your repeat record.

Please allow seven working days for prescriptions to be processed by Dr Rai’s Practice and ready for collection at your local pharmacy. Please remember to take weekends and public holidays into account.

You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time at any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions.

Please note that the practice is unable to phone through or fax urgent requests for controlled drugs to your local pharmacy. These prescriptions must either be uplifted for in person or by the pharmacy and signed for.

If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

Questions about your prescription

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The NHS UK website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • sore throats
  • tummy trouble
  • aches and pains

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.

Order repeat prescriptions, and learn how pharmacists can help you with medicines and medical advice.