Online pharmacies: the evolution of repeat prescriptions

With the increased uptake of Electronic Prescriptions in England, you may hear more and more about online pharmacies.


What are online pharmacies?

Living in a technological era, we carry out many of our daily tasks online. We chat online, view our bank statement on our phones and order our grocery shop at the click of a button. Getting your prescription can be just the same with online pharmacies.

Online pharmacies work similarly to normal pharmacies. What?s the main difference? They don’t have a physical store front. This reduces costs and allows them to offer improved services to patients. These extra benefits include free delivery and pouch dispensing.


Electronic Prescribing

NHS England introduced the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to make prescribing and dispensing medication simpler. Using EPS, your GP surgery can transmit your prescription electronically, directly to your chosen pharmacy. Almost all GP surgeries in England are now using EPS. This will soon be the universal method of prescribing medication.

Pharmacies now no longer need to collect a physical prescription. Patients can therefore take advantage of the improved services provided by online pharmacies.


PillTime: Your Community Pharmacy Online

PillTime is a community pharmacy with a difference. We have over 30 years’ experience in community pharmacy. Through this experience, we’ve found that many people need a bit of extra help to take their medication properly. That’s why we developed PillTime. PillTime is a hassle-free NHS pharmacy that helps patients take the right medication on time, every time. We help to reduce errors and promote patient health.

PillTime pre-sorts medication into clearly labelled pouches. Completely personalised, the pouches meet the specific needs of each patient. Our pouches ensure that administration of multiple medications, throughout the day, is as easy as possible.

Multiple prescriptions are synchronised into one convenient delivery. This is dispatched monthly direct to the patient’s door, free of charge, by Royal Mail tracked service.

PillTime is much more than just an online pharmacy. PillTime is where technology meets community pharmacy. Our highly-trained pharmacists are just a phone call away, if ever you need advice.

Sign up online here to receive the benefits of our tailored service. Alternatively, you can give us a call on FreePhone 0800 074 3303.


Is Online Pharmacy Safe?

Always check that your online pharmacy is General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhc) registered. PillTime’s GPhC number is at the bottom of all pages on our website.

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