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Over ten million repeat prescription requests now made online

An ever increasing number of people across England are embracing the digital revolution and going online to request their repeat prescriptions - with over ten million repeat prescription requests now made via GP online services.

GP online services allows people to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions, and access parts of their GP record online. It’s quick, easy and all information is secure.

This time saving alternative to calling or visiting the surgery allows people who require repeat prescriptions to request them from the comfort of their own home. It also gives them the ability to review the medication they are taking; along with the dosage and frequency it should be taken – leading to an improved understanding of their medication.

The number of repeat prescriptions requested online has steadily increased since the online service was launched across England in April 2015 and is expected to increase further as people move away from traditional methods and discover the benefits of online services.

Dr Alan Dow, local GP and chair of the CCG said,

“The service is making a huge difference, not only to our patients who are using it to order repeat medications online, but also to GP surgery staff who work incredibly hard and are extremely busy throughout the day. It offers our patients the choice of how they can order a repeat prescription with online requests complimenting the more traditional methods.”

“Ordering repeat prescriptions online gives patients more control and understanding of their medication and more involved in their health and well-being.”

You can register for GP online services by visiting your GP surgery, or find out more by logging on to the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices

For further information visit: http://www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/your-health/gp-online-services

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