Prescriptions Free Repeat Prescription Service
The Free Repeat Prescription Service (FRPS) is offered in many of our pharmacies providing patients with a simple and convenient way to receive their repeat medication.
Patients can order their next supply of repeat medication in the pharmacy when they collect their current supply, saving them an unnecessary trip to the GP surgery. Our pharmacy team will confirm which items the patient will require, and order the repeat prescription from the surgery on the patient's behalf, collect it and have the medicine ready and waiting to collect when they next visit our pharmacy*. For added convenience for patients who might find it difficult to get to the pharmacy, medicines can also be delivered using our Pharmacy Delivery and Collection (PDC) service.
*Subject to availability. During store opening hours only.
Electronic Prescription Service
Many prescriptions in England are going paperless with the Electronic Prescription Service, which is optional across GP surgeries.
The NHS Electronic Prescription Service allows prescriptions to be automatically transferred to a patients’ pharmacy of choice from their GP’s surgery.
The NHS Electronic Prescription Service is already available at a number of Boots Pharmacies, and we have upgraded the technology in all Boots stores ready for when this service has been made available across all GP surgeries in England.
Convenience and accessibility in pharmacy is key, and this service is particularly beneficial for those who receive regular prescriptions, as patients don’t need to visit their GP surgery every time to pick up a paper prescription. The vast Boots store network also provides additional convenience for patients who would like to nominate a pharmacy of choice close to their workplace and increased accessibility as some Boots stores are open seven days a week. This service also saves on waiting times in pharmacies and allows pharmacy and dispensing colleagues to streamline processes and create efficiencies in-store, freeing up more time to spend with patients and for pharmacy services such as NHS Medicine Use Reviews.
At Boots, we feel it is important that our customers have access to our online FRPS and can order their prescriptions to be dispensed just as easily from the comfort of their own home.
More information about the online FRPS service and how to place your order can be found here.