Reply to post: It takes 3 days to get a perscription

Mandatory electronic prescriptions was the easy bit in NHS paperless plans


It takes 3 days to get a perscription

Let me illuminate how this new system works,

Our local pharmacy has now gone over to direct prescriptions to pharmacy electronically

It means one can no longer come from doctor to get prescription down road

as the electronic form goes off to a central system, where the prescription is for security checked and filled,

that is then posted by courier to the pharmacy,

who get delivery once per day

So you see Drs Monday, prescription is sent off, it gets filled Tuesday, and sent, it gets to you pharmacy Wednesday, late.

If you want a prescription same day now, you ask for a paper one you can take to the local tesco ,

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