University Secretary's Group

Pharmacy

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 and 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.

Location

The pharmacy is located on the 1st floor of the Richard Verney Health Centre, 6 Bristo Square.

Please be advised that lift access is available from the ground floor.

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Opening times

  • Monday- Friday (term-time) 8.45am - 5.45pm
  • Monday- Friday (holiday-time) 8.45am - 5.00pm

Responsible Pharmacist:- Michelle Watson

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

Services Provided

Dispensing

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 your doctor. 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.

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 or healthy diets. 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.

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.

Pharmacy

Contact details

Address

Street

1st floor, Richard Verney Health Centre
6 Bristo Square

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9AL