Now Patient repeat prescription delivery service

NEWS

Stuck on repeat

Our survey shows that getting repeat prescriptions fulfilled can

cause frustrations. Report by Angela Coffey.

The recent reader survey that was sent

out to the Desang readership base has

discovered that 19.3% of people with

diabetes struggle to get their medication

via GPs and pharmacists, with 34.6%

stating their 'prescription needed

validating by a GP' - even when it's for the

same medication they have had for years,

causing frustrations and, sometimes,

anger and distress.

While around 23% respondents said

they were happy with the local service,

further findings from the survey, conducted

in conjunction with digital prescription app

Now Patient, 28.7% said prescriptions

took a long time to be processed by a

GP, 27.3% said that the prescription was

inaccurately filled, a similar figure - 27.2%

- stated difficulties making changes to a

repeat prescription. As many as 54.7% of

respondents needed a prescription to be

filled once a month, while 20.2% needed

one every two or three months.

These findings highlight the need

for more awareness around digital

pharmacies and the role they can play in

helping people access their medication

more easily. Despite needing repeat

medications, fewer than 10% of people

who responded to the survey have tried

an online pharmacy, and 26.9% were

not sure how it would work with their GP

surgery. Concerns were also raised about

the service, with 21.5% respondents

saying they wanted to be able to speak to

someone if they have an issue with their

prescription, and 19.7% worrying about

the wrong item being delivered.

Repeat action

Sue Marshall, Editor of Desang Diabetes

Magazine, says of the findings, "It was

good to hear that many readers were

happy with their local services, but with

a changing NHS, and inevitably endless

changes to the repeat prescriptions

system, people with diabetes are often

very frustrated in trying to get their

medications. For some people with

diabetes an app, plus free-delivery-toyour-home

- such as the Now Patient

service - presents a huge improvement

in how they get their drugs and other

supplies delivered. This service also

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