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Avoid a trip to the surgery or pharmacy by ordering your repeat prescriptions online.  There’s a range of pharmacies that now offer this service – Lloyds, Boots and Superdrug just to name a few.

Once you’ve selected a pharmacy with an online service, you’ll need to register for the service on the pharmacy website.  When you’ve registered, you’ll be able to order your prescription online.  If your prescription needs your GP’s approval, it will be sent to the surgery and they will contact you if necessary.  You can then chose to either collect your medicine from a specific pharmacy, or have it delivered.  Of course, at the moment while we are trying to stay at home as much as possible,  this delivery option is very convenient.

Some other GP services are also now available online, check this NHS page for more information.

How can I help someone to do this?

You could forward this information to someone who could benefit from this service and help with getting them registered with their chosen pharmacy.