Getting registered for home delivery prescriptions would be a useful step - there are a few companies that do this locally:
- www.clickchemist.co.uk(You can register by calling 0800 234 6289 - good for less IT savvy people) - it has an opening page that looks like it is the NHS but contine and you will find click chemists
- www.echo.co.uk (Lloyds Chemist)
The patient also needs to have registered with their GP for online prescriptions.
Can I pick up a prescription from the chemist for someone else?
Yes – you need to know their name, address and Postcode, but you can just collect the prescription for them.
If you are dropping off the prescription form for them as well, you may also need to know if they pay for prescriptions.
If they do pay for prescription, it may make sense for them to buy a ‘prepayment certificate’ by calling 0300 330 1341. A3-month PPC costs £29.10 and will save them money if you need more than 3 prescribed items in 3 months. It also means you don’t have to handle cash.
Can I order a prescription from a Doctors’ surgery?
For any practice you can download and sign up for the NHS app. You can verify your ID for the app without coming into the surgery.