The practice has its own dispensary, as there is no pharmacy in the area. Following your consultation with the doctor or nurse your prescription can be collected at the dispensary. The dispensary is open from 09:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday. It may be closed for short breaks during the working day. Notices will be on display during these times. Prescriptions that have been ordered can be collected from the main reception desk during these times. Prescriptions can only be collected from the practice premises within advertised opening hours.
Primary Care Pharmacist
Amy MacPhee is a primary care pharmacist working with the practice. She is employed by the board to provide additional support to patients regarding their medications. She has half-hour appointments every Monday for medication reviews. She can also deal with medication requests and other related queries. She is available on Mondays by appointment; please phone the surgery on 602215 to book a slot. She works from the Uist and Barra Hospital and updates our prescribing data on a remote link.
If you require a repeat prescription you can:
1. Telephone the Surgery Dispensary on 01870 603115. An answering machine is in operation for recording your prescription request, please ensure you give the names of the items you require and only order what you need. If you no longer use an item please let us know.
2. Alternatively you can order online from this website. Please go to the link at the top of the page to access this service. In September 2020 we are going to change to a more secure system for online repeat prescriptions. Please contact the surgery for a digital services application form. We really like this service - it reduces the time taken to process your requests, and cuts down on errors and queries.
Please allow 2 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account
Please note that not all drugs can be repeated and you may be asked to see the doctor, pharmacist or nurse for a medication review. The dispensers will only issue repeat items or items prescribed by a doctor or nurse. Any unused medications should be returned to the surgery for safe disposal. Unopened and in-date medications will be sent to a charity for distribution abroad.
This booklet has been published by Health Improvement Scotland to help you decide with your doctor what treatment is the most appropriate for you.
Your medicines - What is the right treatment for me?