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Covid-19 Vaccination Status

Unfortunately, we are unable to print letters confirming your covid vaccination status. Pease follow the link below to the NHS Inform website where you can access and print your vaccination record as required.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status 

Our online booking system is currently switched off to allow us to triage appointment requests as appropriate.  This is in line with NHS Guidance.  Repeat prescriptions can still be ordered via the online portal.

Coronavirus -  Do not attend the Surgery if you have symptoms which you think could be related to this condition.

We are unable to accept routine patient registrations at this time, our workload capacity is not able to meet current demand on our service.

Repeat Prescriptions

We would like to remind patients repeat prescription requests are available 3 working days after your request has been handed in. If you have requested a non-repeat item, this may take a little longer to process as the doctor has to review your requirement in more detail.

Repeat Prescriptions

Methods to order repeat prescriptions

1. Complete the repeat prescription slip (the right hand side of your prescription and either give this to your pharmacy or post it into the prescription box at the surgery entrance.

2. You can order prescriptions online via patient access. If you are not already registered for this service, please ask of of our staff to register you.

3. Complete a prescription request form at the entrance to the surgery and post into the prescription box. 

4. Email us with your name, date of birth, a list of medication you require and your nominated pharmacy. The email address is meeks.road@nhs.scot Please note that this email address should only be used to order medication.

Please note that we do not take prescription requests by telephone.

You should allow 3 working days for your prescription request to be processed. Special requests may take slightly longer.

If you have not already done so, please inform us which chemist you would like your prescription sent to. For a list of chemists, please click "Clinics and Services" at the top of the page and then click "Local Chemists".

Antibiotic Prescribing

As a Practice we are reducing the use of antibiotics in conditions where they are unlikely to be of benefit.  These conditions could include the common cold, viral sore throats and similar conditions.  The reduction in antibiotics is necessary to reduce the risk long term of antibiotic resistance developing which could make some conditions untreatable with conventional antibiotics.  The following link provides additional useful information :

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/common-cold-and-other-upper-respiratory-tract-infections

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/sore-throat-leaflet

 

Tablets for Sleep Disorders and Anxiety

The practice has made a concerted effort to reduce the use of these medications following the most up to date guidelines which restrict the indications and length of time that these medications are prescribed for.  These medications include Diazepam, Temazepam and Zopiclone among others.  The following links provide additional useful information : http://www.patient.co.uk/health/insomnia-poor-sleep

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/stopping-benzodiazepines-and-z-drugs

 

Generic Prescribing 

Medicine can be prescribed by either the trade "brand name" or by its chemical equivalent "generic" name. For example, "Panadol" (brand name) is the same as "paracetamol" (generic name): both describe exactly the same drug. Government guidelines now require us to prescribe most drugs by their generic name. If you have any problems with this system please speak to the receptionist or your GP.

 
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