Patients on regular treatment will normally be issued with a computer-generated repeat prescription slip which can be used to re-order medication.
You can post your request through the letter box at the front door or send by Royal Mail to the practice.If you wish the prescription to be posted back to you a stamped addressed envelope will be required. Alternatively, if you are registered with a local pharmacy, you can order your medication from them by phone. You can also email your medication requests to fife.F21454Markinch@nhs.scot. ( Please note we cannot email each patient individually to advise on progress. If you have queries in relation to your request, please telephone 01592 610640).
Please note we do not accept requests over the telephone.
Requests for repeat prescriptions are not processed at weekends or public holidays and prescriptions are not available for collection at these times.
Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for repeat prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Please note items not on repeat or prescriptions that are sent to pharmacies will take considerably longer.
Serial Repeat Prescriptions
A serial prescription is a 24 or 56 week prescription for medicine(s) you need to treat a long-term condition. There is no need to request a repeat prescription form from your doctor during this time. Instead you only need to visit your registered pharmacy for your repeat medication while the serial prescription is still valid.
Serial prescriptions are kept in the pharmacy and your GP decides how often they should be collected, e.g. every four or eight weeks. Let your pharmacist know if you will need to collect your prescribed medicines earlier than normal or if you will need more than usual if, for example, you are going on holiday. Each time a prescription is collected the pharmacist notifies the doctor.
Serial prescriptions are only suitable for patients that are stable on their repeat medication and who will not have it regularly adjusted.
For further details, please read the NHS Community Pharmacy leaflet
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Patients on repeat medication may be asked to see a member of our clinical team at least once a year to review these regular medications.
You will be contacted by the practice if a review is required.