We offer a professional and personalised service to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.
We have a daily pick up service from all local surgeries.
The use of an app or an online platform makes life easier. Many systems will provide a quick and efficient way to order your repeat prescription online, without having to pop in to your GP and hand in a paper repeat. Many such apps and platforms will also allow more streamlined communication with your GP practice, for example to check test results or book appointments. Systmonline is one of many such systems which GPs are now turning to, but there are many others, each with their own advantages. In the age of an increasingly paperless society, where the vast majority of NHS prescriptions are issued in the form of an online prescription, there has never been a better time to order prescription online.
The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for patients to access a range of NHS services on their smartphones or tablet.
When you order a prescription online, you can have your prescription sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. This is called a nomination.
The NHS App is free to download.
You can use it to nominate Rushton Pharmacy as the place to collect your orders.
That’s easy: look on the internet, arrange for a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions electronically from your GP (see below). See how they do for yourself, and then stay with them or move to another pharmacy.
Of course, but you might do better to look for a “pharmacy near me” instead, as Pharmacists and Pharmacies are trying their best to move away from the image of being a “Chemist”, since prescriptions are only a part of what we do nowadays.
In England, if you are given a repeat prescription for regular medication, then you need to arrange a convenient method for ordering a new repeat prescription before your medication runs out. This can be done in a number of ways. You can order your repeat prescriptions at Rushton Pharmacy, and we will track the progress of your order and have your prescription ready within 3 working days* of placing your order.
From experience, we know that patients who do choose an online pharmacy, such as Echo (who are owned by Lloyds), or Pharmacy2U, will often revert to our service, since ours is a personalised service that will inevitably be more reliable than one location using Royal Mail to deliver nationally, as most online pharmacies do. Such Pharmacies are also unable to assist with an emergency prescription on the odd occasion that you may have ordered late or the GP may not have produced the prescription on time. They are also generally unable to offer additional advice on the medicines dispensed and even on saving money on prescriptions costs through prepayment certificates, which we always offer at no extra charge.
For many years, paper prescriptions have been declining to make way for electronic prescriptions, which are paperless. If you are given a paper prescription, for example from an NHS prescription, then by all means come and see us and we will dispense it. In all likelihood, especially if it comes from your GP, your prescription will be electronic and therefore paperless. It will be sent directly to your nominated pharmacy. You control the nomination, so you get to choose which pharmacy it will go to.
You can ask a GP to nominate a pharmacy, or for a pharmacy to put a nomination in place on your behalf. Any nomination stands until it is cancelled, and your prescriptions will continue going to that pharmacy unless you decide to change that.