Welcome to Tweeddale Medical practice
Tweeddale Medical practice provides quality healthcare to patients in the Fort William area. Our Practice is situated within Fort William Health Centre. We share the Health Centre with the 2 other Fort William GP practices (Glen Mor and Craig Nevis) as well as the NHS Highland Community Primary Care Services.
Parking is available on-site and includes disabled spaces.
The local pharmacies have arrangements with us for a repeat prescriptions collection service.
For further information on our hours and services:
We are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. Contact reception on 01397 703136.
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Ordering Repeat Prescriptions & Express Repeats System
Many patients are on repeat prescriptions for tablets to control conditions such as diabetes or blood pressure. We have noticed big reductions in the number of people having heart attacks and strokes over the past years because of these tablets, but they only work if you actually take them! Deciding which tablets you should actually be on and keeping the list up-to-date on the computer remains a very important topic for the patient, doctor and pharmacist to work as a team! We have to strike a balance between giving patients a long enough supply of tablets to reduce the hassle of reordering things and visits to the pharmacy but also keeping lists on the computer accurate, reviewing them and keeping them up-to-date after hospital admissions.
There is also the huge issue of wasted drugs in the NHS which the government have been unable to fix despite some simple personal suggestions from myself! Once the medicine packet leaves the pharmacy they can’t take it back.
We have recently noticed problems where unnecessary supplies of drugs, or even worse drugs that have actually been stopped have been issued by the pharmacies using their express repeat systems. There are many reasons for these mix-ups which are wasteful and potentially dangerous. I have discussed this with our excellent local pharmacists in Lloyds and Boots.
We feel that it is important that most patients have the responsibility for ordering their medications so that you know best what you take and why, what supplies you have and what you need to order.
We would therefore like to encourage more patients to use our Tweeddale online repeat prescription service because we know many patients already find this is the best system for them ordering repeat prescriptions and we feel is less likely to cause the errors inherent in the pharmacy express repeat systems. Click the Repeat Prescriptions link at the bottom of the home page.
If you have not used our online ordering system before, you will need to register by following the on-screen instructions. Once you have registered and completed your details, you just need to log on and tick which items you want each time you want to order your prescriptions.
Please allow 48 hours for your order to be processed.
(Site updated 16/05/2013)