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The pharmacy operates like any other high street pharmacy and is open to students, staff and members of the public for dispensing of prescriptions, sales of medicine, toiletries and general advice.

Departments within the University can purchase items from the Pharmacy using the electronic internal transfer (EIT) system. Discounts are available to both departments and members of staff.

The pharmacy provides a wide range of first aid and travel equipment and statutory kits for the workplace.


The pharmacy is located on the ground floor of the Health & Wellbeing Centre, 6 Bristo Square.

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Opening times

  • Monday- Friday (term-time) 9.00am - 18.00pm
  • Monday- Friday (holiday-time) 9.00am - 17.30pm

*These times may be extended during busy periods e.g. Edinburgh Festival

Responsible Pharmacist- Michele Lapsley

Contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Services Provided


We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.

Repeat Prescription Dispensing/ Prescription collection

We can collect and dispense NHS repeat prescriptions issued by the University Health Service- Richard Verney Centre.  Please ask us for more information about this service.

Your details should be registered with a member of staff to make use of our repeat prescription service. Repeat prescriptions may be ordered by phoning the pharmacy or by e-mailing your requirements. E-mail requests should include: your name and address, date of birth, and the items required.


Minor Ailments

We offer seasonal flu vaccinations and the HPV service.

Unwanted medicines

Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will dispose of them safely.

Health Advice and Self-Care

The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments, in private if required. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking & blood pressure readings. We can direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.

Patient Medication Records

Our computer system allows us to keep records of all prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems, such as interactions between medicines, and will help us deal with any queries you may have. We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality.

Medicine Sales

We keep a wide range of over the counter medicines and also vitamins and mineral supplements & University essentials such as stationery.

Holiday Healthcare

We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria treatments/ vaccines.

Emergency Contraception

Our pharmacists are available, usually immediately, and without appointment to prescribe free emergency contraception.

Emergency Supplies

If you need one of your regular medicines in an emergency when you are unable to contact your doctor, we may be able to help.

We must stress that this can only be done in genuine emergencies and it may incur a charge.

If you would like any more information about any of the services mentioned, please ask a member of staff.


Contact details



Ground floor, Health & Wellbeing Centre
6 Bristo Square

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