Keen horse rider Kim Turner started using the NHS repeat prescription service from Pharmacy2U after losing patience with organising her regular repeat medication.
Having had asthma since childhood, Kim uses a Ventolin inhaler to help manage her condition and also has daily medication for a thyroid problem.
“It can be a real inconvenience when you’re on long term medication,” says Kim, from Papplewick, Nottingham. “The Pharmacy2U service really is invaluable. The medication I need is delivered direct to my door. They send me an email when my repeat prescription is due asking what medicines I’m running out of. I’m able to tick a box to say which I need.”
Kim is on a sabbatical having previously run her own Field Marketing company and says she found the Pharmacy2U service particularly useful when she was working. Nowadays, it enables her to spend more time doing the things she enjoys, including riding her two beautiful horses.
Those using Pharmacy2U’s repeat prescription service can request their medication by phone or online. Pharmacy2U then contacts their GP to arrange the prescription, before posting the medication free-of-change to their home, work or another address that’s more convenient for the patient. There’s also an optional reminder service, that’s designed to help people avoid running out of essential medication.
The good news is that the NHS’s move to electronic prescriptions (currently launching in England) means more people can now use Pharmacy2U for their repeats. You can check if your GP has ‘switched-on’ here: www.escriptfinder.co.uk