It couldn’t be more easier than to use an online prescription service or to order a repeat prescription online, you don’t even need to be computer literate or have an electronic device to benefit from this new digital service.
NHS repeat dispensing is an electronic process which allows a patient to obtain their NHS repeat prescription online if they wish without the need for the prescribing doctor to hand sign repeat prescriptions every time a request is made.
Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS around £30 million every year. It is really important to avoid waste and only order what you actually need. However, if you do have unsued medication that you no longer need then your GP surgery or private online doctor can advise you how best to dispose of it.
Ordering and collecting repeat prescriptions for long-term medication has always been a bugbear, remembering to order it on time, having to go the GP to obtain a repeat prescription and then take it to a pharmacist to have the medicines dispensed often requiring two trips to actually collect it.