Author Topic: A very pleasant surprise  (Read 179 times)

klondike

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Re: A very pleasant surprise
« Reply #15 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:19:24 AM »
As the chemist is only 100 yards away I never checked but I'm sure I've seen adverts offering a free mail service for prescriptions. Not sure how that could be done with some prescription drugs though. When I had Tramadol on prescription I think the chemist had to pick up a physical prescription form or at least that's what they told me.


Just checked and plenty seem to do it free
https://www.boots.com/online/pharmacy/
https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/prescriptions/electronic-prescription-service-nhs
Even Lloyds is advertised as free postal delivery https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/echo/


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Re: A very pleasant surprise
« Reply #16 on: Oct 13, 2020, 11:59:17 AM »
As the chemist is only 100 yards away I never checked but I'm sure I've seen adverts offering a free mail service for prescriptions. Not sure how that could be done with some prescription drugs though. When I had Tramadol on prescription I think the chemist had to pick up a physical prescription form or at least that's what they told me.

Just checked and plenty seem to do it free
https://www.boots.com/online/pharmacy/
https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/prescriptions/electronic-prescription-service-nhs
Even Lloyds is advertised as free postal delivery https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/echo/

Same here, our pharmacy is a Morrisons, which is a 2 minute walk, & on the odd occasion where an item is missed by the surgery or the pharmacy it can be rectified very quickly.

I can see it being handy for those out in the sticks but Morrisons pharmacy already does free deliveries.
« Last Edit: Oct 13, 2020, 04:15:47 PM by Diasi »
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Re: A very pleasant surprise
« Reply #17 on: Oct 13, 2020, 12:02:31 PM »
Lloyds was free for about six months..which was very nice..There's a wrangle about it going on as we speak..
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Re: A very pleasant surprise
« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2020, 02:03:58 PM »
According to that third link I posted the NHS think it still is. Plenty of alternatives that are advertising as free.


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Re: A very pleasant surprise
« Reply #19 on: Oct 13, 2020, 03:26:09 PM »
Yes, I'm aware of it but as I said, it's being discussed at the moment between the GPs and Lloyds. I'm content to be patient.. as I've already paid..
A man said: You can always tell a lady, but you can't tell her much.. (Moliere maybe?)