What is A Paperless Prescription And How Can It Help Me? The way prescriptions are issued is changing. This new service is known as the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. All GP surgeries are changing over to the new system as they become ready. Here at Murrays Pharmacy we are already set up to receive electronic prescriptions in order to provide you with this more convenient service. What will it mean for me? The new service will be more convenient because you will no longer have to visit your GP to pick up a paper prescription. Instead you GP will send it electronically to the Murrays Branch pharmacy of your choice ready for you to collect. Your prescription will then be waiting for you at the pharmacy for collection or, if you have requested delivery, it will be delivered to your door. What do I need to do? It is a good idea to tell your surgery now where you would like your prescription to be sent. Alternatively, speak to someone at your local Murray’s Pharmacy for more information. You can register online by nominating us as your chosen NHS EPS branch here at our Murrays Pharmacy website. What are the benefits of paperless prescriptions? Paperless prescriptions are: • Convenient – the service means you need not make an extra trip to the GP surgery to collect your paper prescription. • Hassle free – the service allows your pharmacist to prepare your prescription, reducing wait times at the pharmacy. • Confidential - the service allows your GP to send us your prescription electronically with complete confidentiality. For further information on the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, speak to a pharmacist at Murrays Pharmacy throughout the West Midlands, Birmingham Stourbridge, Worcester or contact your GP.
Collection and Delivery for Prescriptions From Murrays Pharmacy If you suffer with Chronic illness, mobility issues or if you are a carer for another family member, it can make it a challenge to get out of the house when you need to. Collecting your medication is not only essential but your health depends upon you taking you prescriptions on time, without interruption. As a community pharmacy that care about our patients, we try to ensure we bring you the services you need to make your life easier and at Murrays Pharmacy it is quick and simple to order your NHS prescription for delivery or collection. You can have your prescription delivered to your doorstep saving the hassle of visiting the GP surgery and pharmacy. No more worrying about whether you will be able to get to the branch or relying on others, Murrays Pharmacy care about your health. To order your prescription simply phone your local Murrays Healthcare pharmacy and tell us what you’ve been prescribed and by which surgery. We can then prepare your prescription ready for collection at your convenience at whichever Murrays Pharmacy you wish. Alternatively we can arrange a date and time to deliver your prescription straight to your door! It really is that easy. To arrange a collection or delivery call your local Murrays Pharmacy, once your doctor has issued your prescription. You will need to tell us: • Your name, telephone number and prescription delivery address. • The doctor’s surgery that has issued your prescription including its address • If you choose the collection service, when you would like to collect. • If you require delivery, the date and time you will be available to receive the delivery. For deliveries we will also require • Any special directions to your home address. • [...]
Why should you visit your community pharmacy? It’s a well-known fact that community pharmacists were previously known as ‘chemists’ (Think the old name "Boots the Chemist") and it’s little wonder why. Not unlike your regular GP, community pharmacists are now an accepted part of the massive NHS family with around 1.6 million a day visiting them in England alone. So why is the community pharmacist so popular? Well, unlike most GP’s community pharmacies are not only situated in popular high street locations across the UK but are also available for advice without an appointment (and, if you’re privately insured, without a high price tag too). In fact they’re so accessible that you’ll even find a pharmacist at work Monday to Saturday (Sunday in some of our Murrays branches although this is not a service we offer regularly at present) – simply perfect when you’re struggling to get even a little time off work. Murrays Pharmacy Throughout The West Midlands Fortunately for everyone, the role of the community pharmacist has certainly changed its offering over recent years to the extent that they’re now able to advise – and prescribe – certain medication without you having to see you own GP. Minor ailments that do not constitute an emergency or require urgent treatment (think colds, cold sores, thrush, or teething in babies) They’re also able to deal with (and hand over) repeat prescriptions, offer advice on travel medications and vaccinations and work alongside your GP to ensure you’re fully looked after. In fact, you’ll also find that may of our Murrays branches now have a private consulting room so whether you need advice on anything from allergies to contraception they most certainly provide an all round service to help support you with your health concerns when you need them.