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August Newsletter 2018


Woodstock Medical Centre is a high achieving, friendly, forward thinking practice in semi-rural Lanark with 13,000 patients.   We have 5 GP Partners, a dedicated nursing team and a highly experienced patient administration team.   The Practice is excited about modernising our provision of primary care services and working with the GP Contract to provide new and innovative models of working.   We are committed to team work, education and providing an excellent standard of care to our patients.   We are passionate about work life balance and are willing to look at flexible working.


As such, we are looking to enhance our already dynamic team and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced pharmacist with a background in hospital, primary care or community pharmacy to be part of an expanding multidisciplinary team to deliver a clinical, patient facing role within Woodstock Medical Centre.   With the current national development of the GP clinical pharmacist role, this role will support our Practice in delivering a pharmacotherapy service which includes medicines reconciliation, discharge letters, acute and repeat prescription requests, undertaking face to face polypharmacy reviews in the practice, care homes or patients' own homes.  You will have, or be working towards, a masters degree in pharmacy or equivalent and be on the practising register of the general pharmaceutical council.  You will be expected to have completed both the diploma and independent prescribing qualification within an agreed timescale, as well undertaking clinical assessment skills and consultations skills training. You should have a sound clinical knowledge, good IT skills and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should ideally have previous experience of working within primary care.  Applications on a secondment basis will be considered providing you have prior agreement from your current line manager. For an informal discussion or visit to the Practice, please contact Dr Rebekah Liddle, or Gayle Wylie, Practice Manager on 01555 665522.   A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.  Application forms can be downloaded from, saved to your PC and returned to as an email attachment. You can also request an application pack by email.   

CLOSING DATE: 1st October 2018

Repeat Prescriptions

pills1Repeat prescriptions are issued at the doctors’ discretion and are normally for patients on long term treatment. They can be ordered by computer request forms (the tear off page opposite your last prescription) and posted in the box at reception, clearly marking, with a tick, which items are required, by post or by using the new online system link below.

A minimum of 48 hours notice, Monday to Friday, is needed from the time the request has been deposited to the time the prescription can be collected from the surgery. However, you may collect your medication directly from the Chemist if you indicate this preference on the request form.

We are unable to take requests or issue repeat prescriptions at weekends, public holidays or outwith normal surgery hours.

Requests for repeat prescriptions are NOT taken over the telephone except for patients known to be housebound.

Warning – too many tablets can damage your health

Please check your repeat prescription list carefully and delete any medication which you no longer take and return the amended list to the Reception Desk as soon as possible. According to the Practice policy, the computer may print your prescription using your medicine’s ‘proper’ or ‘generic’ name. Although the appearance of your medicine may be different, the active drug it contains is identical. If in doubt, seek advice.

We advised patients that used the previous online repeat prescription ordering system that as of the 30/09/2016 we will remove the link and that patients must register for the new, more secure system to order their repeat prescriptions.

The new online repeat prescription ordering system is for medication that is on your repeat prescription only.  For any medicine that is not on your repeat prescription, please contact reception or phone 01555 665522 and select option 2.  

Below is a link to the NEW system and our Practice Code is 62238:

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