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Important Changes to ordering repeat prescriptions

from 1st January 2019

From 1st January 2019 we will no longer be able to accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone.  Please help the Practice by registering asap and ordering your repeat prescriptions by our preferred option, online via our website www.foyers or by handing in or posting your repeat prescription slip to the surgery.  These are the only ways we will be taking any orders for medication after the 1st January 2019

If you are having problems registering with the online service, please contact the surgery and we can offer you a time and date to pop in, and one of the Practice team can talk you through the straight forward process.

Many thanks





If you wish to call regarding results - please call after 2pm.  Many thanks

Repeat Medication 

Whenever possible, please order online using the prescriptions tab on this website, or hand in or post your repeat prescription slip.

Please allow at least 2 working days from ordering to collecting your medication.


Loch Ness & Strathnairn Medical Practice is proud to be and accredited teaching Practice

We are delighted to have Medical students, Junior Doctors, and Registrars, working alongside the GP’s in the Practice.

If you do not wish to be seen by a trainee or have one present during a consultation, please inform the Reception staff.   Many thanks. 


EBOLA and other Viral Haemorrhagic Fever infections

Public Health has requested that we ask anyone who has travelled in the last 21 days from an at risk area for Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic Fever infections to telephone first for any appointment so their risk can be assessed, if they wish to see a doctor or visit the Medical Centre. Even if you have travelled to the Medical Centre you should still return home and then telephone, if you have travelled in the last 21 days from an at risk area for Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic Fever infections.




We are currently recruiting

Part time Dispenser - Two full days.  Hours will be 8 until 6 with 1 hour lunch break between 1 and 2pm.

The days are to be confirmed, but will remain fixed once agreed with the exception of absence cover such as holiday/sickness when the dispenser may be required to work 3 or 4 days during the week.

The position is currently a job share affording four full days cover to the dispensary.

Rate of Pay - TBC.

Experience is desirable, however training will be provided.

Please apply by email to the practice manager.

or by post to

Jenny Garris 

The medical Centre




Please supply a cover letter and CV.

Closing date for Applicants 22nd August 2019.

If you wish to visit the practice prior to your application, please contact the surgery to arrange this. Tel 01456 486 224 and ask from Andrew Thomas or Jenny Garris.


Although this list is extensive, it is not exhaustive, other task may be required to ensure the smooth running of the Practice.

    • Receiving prescription requests

    • Assembly, labelling and packaging of medication

    • Advice on appropriate use of medication, interactions and side effects

    • Ensuring appropriate completion of prescription exemption, where applicable by patients 

    • Collection and recording of prescription charges paid

    • Ordering of medication and stock control of medicines within dispensary

    • Sourcing and ordering of special products as required. 

    • Receiving orders from wholesalers, ensuring stock is in good condition and has adequate shelf life.

    • Regular checks of stock in dispensary to ensure adequate shelf life

    • Safe disposal of out of date stock, including controlled drugs 

    • Safe disposal of returned medicines from patients

    • Assembly, recording and safe custody of controlled drugs prior to dispensing to patient

    • Ordering, receiving from wholesalers, recording and safe custody of controlled drugs within the premises

    • Ordering and stock control of dressings and treatment room consumables (e;g bandages, dressings, swabs, cleansing liquids, sutures, gloves)

    • Endorsing, completion and sorting of daily Prescription to individual GP 

    • Completion, sorting and checking of prescription at end of month

    • Completion of paperwork for prescriptions and Pre-Payment certificates to send to PPD at end of each month.

    • Packing safely, weighing and posting of medication to patients.

    • Keeping records of medications posted and costs incurred

    • Secure packaging and postage of end of month prescriptions and forms to PPD.

    • Monitoring and recording of fridge temperatures to ensure appropriate storage of medication and vaccines.

    • Monitoring of temperature in dispensary to ensure correct storage of drugs, adhering to manufacturers storage instructions.

    •  Ordering, pricing, cash handling and recording of cash; involved in provision of private prescription items for patients.

    • Ordering, sale and completion of Pre Payment Certificates. Handling of cash and cash book completion related to sale of certificates.

    • Stock control of other items used within dispensary, e;g labels, bags, bottles, spoons etc

    • Effective and active communication with job share to ensure smooth running of the dispensary.




Use and working knowledge of computers, printers, telephone system, photocopier and fax machine.


General office duties as required to cover sickness/ holiday or busy periods. This may include, telephone duties, filing, scanning etc.  Cover on reception when required.


Other Agencies;

Face to face, telephone and electronic dealings with other agencies as required. E;G District nurses, Hospital staff, Nursing home/respite care staff; Wholesalers, sales reps.etc.


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