Do you have several regular prescriptions? NHS repeat prescriptions make things easier, especially when you can get them online.
Getting your medication can be a laborious task, especially if you have to find the time to see your doctor. The NHS wants to avoid unnecessary GP visits. After all, no one likes waiting in the surgery if they don’t have to. Using repeat prescriptions can help you get your medication without the additional faff. Keep reading to find out how to get your repeat prescription online with PillTime.
What is a repeat prescription?
If you have regular medications, you may be eligible to have your prescriptions on repeat. This just means that you can get a new script without having to ask your doctor for another one. However, every so often, your doctor may need to review certain medications with you, just to ensure they’re working as they should. We explain a bit more about how it works here, but if you’re ready to make the process even simpler, let’s talk online prescriptions.
NHS England uses an online service called the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). This means that GP surgeries can send your repeat prescription straight to your pharmacy of choice. So, there’s no need to collect a paper script. When you need your prescription, you or your pharmacy simply order from the surgery. Your medication is then sent to the pharmacy to be dispensed.
How to get your repeat prescription online
This is where PillTime comes in. PillTime is an NHS online pharmacy. We use EPS to work with GP surgeries throughout England, to help you get your repeat prescription online. You can choose PillTime as your pharmacy of choice by completing a simple online form, which takes about 3 minutes. Your prescription will then be sent directly to us. All you need to do is order your first prescription from your surgery and the team will take it from there. It’s as simple as that.
Why choose PillTime over another online pharmacy?
Most online pharmacies offer a delivery service. This is handy, but it’s not unique. PillTime is unlike other online pharmacies. It simplifies the way you take your medication, too.
What’s difficult about taking your medication correctly? – Actually, a lot. You have to unpack all of your tablets, sort your medication into doses, try and work out which pills are what and then actually remember to take them on time. This might not sound too tricky, but human error is inevitable. In fact, over 50% of people fail to take their medication properly.
PillTime sorts your repeat prescriptions into convenient pouches. Each pouch contains a single dose and is clearly labelled with the time and date of your dose, as well as a full contents description. Your pouches are organised on a roll, in the order you need to take them. You don’t need to worry about human error, either. We use the latest image recognition technology to check all your pouches are correct. Then, we deliver it to your door, for free.
So, if you’d like to get your repeat prescription online, PillTime is the way to go. It helps you stay on track with your medication, instead of leaving you to your own devices. Check out our how it works page for more information.