Can I Use an App to Order my NHS Prescriptions?

Can I Use an App to Order my NHS Prescriptions?

05 / Oct

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Patients can now ask for repeat prescriptions through an app. Prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy that the patient has nominated. Keep reading to learn more about how to use our NHS prescription app in Bury.

Electronic prescriptions

Today, the majority of prescriptions are processed, transmitted, and signed electronically.

There are two options for how this works.

– You can nominate a dispenser or pharmacy to fill all of your medications. When you receive a prescription, it will be electronically sent to the designated dispenser. There is no need to hand in a written prescription in order to pick up your medications or appliances.
– You have the choice of where a prescription should be filled each time one is given to you.

In certain situations, paper prescriptions may still be available, but practically all prescriptions will be completed electronically.

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Nominating a pharmacy or dispenser

Choosing a pharmacy to fill all of your prescriptions may save you time by preventing needless journeys to your GP. This applies if you regularly use prescriptions or already use a prescription collection service (where a pharmacy obtains your prescriptions from your GP practice).

Your repeat prescriptions will still be ordered in the same manner as they are now, but they will be transmitted electronically to the dispenser or pharmacy of your choice.

You won’t need to go to your GP to pick up a paper repeat prescription.

Who is eligible to use the NHS prescription app for free prescriptions?

If, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you qualify, you may receive free NHS prescriptions if you:

– Are 60 years old or over
– Are under 16
– Have a certain medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
– Have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
– Are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
– Are 16 to 18 and in full-time education
– Hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
– Are an NHS inpatient

Find out more here.

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Free prescriptions for particular medical conditions

Prescriptions from the NHS are free for anyone with specific medical problems. Medical exemption certificates are the size of a credit card. They are given out if you have:

– Cancer, including its symptoms or those caused by current or past cancer treatments
– A permanent fistula that requires a continuous surgical dressing or an appliance, such as a laryngostomy, colostomy, ileostomy, or some renal dialysis fistulas
– Diabetes insipidus or other types of hypopituitarism
– A type of hypoadrenalism such as Addison’s disease that requires specialised substitution therapy
Diabetes mellitus, unless it can only be treated through diet
– Hypoparathyroidism
– Myasthenia gravis
– Epilepsy requiring ongoing anticonvulsant medication
– A physical condition that prevents you from leaving the house without someone else’s assistance (temporary disabilities don’t count, even if they go for several months)

Can I order my prescriptions through NHS prescription app?

At Pimhole Pharmacy, we’re going digital: For your benefit, we’ve partnered with Healthera to expand our service. You can interact with us to better organise your medicine through the Healthera app. This implies that you no longer need to pick up your medications from your GP; instead, you can order them directly to us.

We are aware that because of the demands of daily life, visiting your GP and then the pharmacy isn’t always convenient. We also understand that communication is easier when it can be done electronically. So, we’re thrilled to be able to give our community this choice.


Setting up your NHS prescription app 

Download the Healthera App

– You can download the Healthera App and connect to Pimhole Pharmacy through this link.
– Alternatively you can find the app on the Apple Store and Google Play.

Look for Pimhole Pharmacy

– You’ll then need to look for Pimhole Pharmacy.

Connect with Pimhole Pharmacy

– You can connect to Pimhole Pharmacy by following this link. 
– If you have already downloaded the app, you will be able to locate Pimhole Pharmacy from there and can begin reordering your medication.

Get in touch with us for more information about the NHS prescription app in Bury.

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This blog post was written on behalf of Pimhole Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.