The changing face of prescriptionsPosted on: 12 November 2018 by 50connect Promotions
Find out how free home delivery of NHS prescriptions from Pharmacy2U is providing convenience and peace of mind for people managing long-term health conditions.
There are more than 29 million people in England taking repeat prescriptions, with treatment of long-term conditions such as diabetes, asthma and mental health accounting for 80% of all prescribed medicines on the NHS?
In the past, ensuring a repeat prescription was collected on time could be an onerous task; you’d have to make an appointment to see your GP, visit the surgery to see the doctor and pick up the prescription and then present it at the pharmacy – or nominate someone to collect it for you.
However, new technologies are now shaking up an NHS prescription system that has existed relatively unchanged since its inception in 1948. Just as new technology has changed the way you use your phones, cars and even do your shopping, it can now enhance how you access our health services. The arrival of the NHS Electronic Repeat Prescription Service (EPS) means you can now save time by ordering repeat prescriptions online, through innovative services like Pharmacy2U, and have them delivered - for free - to any UK address so there’s no need to wait in line or visit the pharmacy - a service that suits your schedule.
Repeat prescriptions for the treatment of long-term conditions, such as diabetes and asthma, account for nearly 80 per cent of all prescribed medicines on the NHS.
Mark Livingstone, CEO at Pharmacy2U, explains how technological innovation is enhancing the lives of thousands of people around the UK.
"Typically you have to go down to your GP surgery and have to get your GP to sign your script, you then go to your pharmacy and they will dispense."
How can I use an online prescription service?
"We are all about simplification and we take care of the whole process. We automatically remind you when your prescription is due, and then we automatically dispense on time to make sure you receive the prescriptions you need with the convenience of home delivery free of charge. “
Getting your NHS repeat prescription delivered for free is easy with Pharmacy2U. You can register online, via phone or using their mobile app.
Pharmacy2U are passionate about making it easier for patients to manage their repeat prescriptions. To get started, all you have to tell them is who your GP is and what medication you need. They will order your prescription from your GP and one of their pharmacists will then check and arrange dispensing of your medication, which will then be delivered for free to your home, work or any UK address.
"We take the hassle out of your repeat prescription," asserts Livingstone. "That's part of our core proposition and you can rely on us to get it to you on time, every time."
Welcome to the future of repeat prescriptions.
*Information provided by the NHSBSA.
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