Making my life easier with Pharmacy2U

Its tough being a parent. There are so many things to juggle and forget! The football manager of Monkey’s after school team laughed at me yesterday on the phone when I said I was impressed with myself about paying them before term started. I am sure if you are a parent and reading this there must be similar things in your life. The things you always mean to do but don’t.. until its too late. One of the things I was particularly bad at remembering was repeat prescriptions. If the pharmacy didn’t order the repeat for me then I would always get to the last pill or Kipper’s inhaler would run out mid puff.

So imagine my horror when they told me in November they would no longer be able to reorder our repeat prescriptions. Like many other doctors surgeries ours is not easy to deal with and they won’t take repeat prescriptions over the phone. Which would mean I would have to pick a prescription up. Take it to the pharmacy and then go back to the pharmacy to pick it up. I don’t finish work much before six and I am out the door in the morning before eight so struggle during the week to run errands. Our pharmacy is open eight to six so I would only be able to arrange them over the weekends. Although our doctors surgery is not open at the weekend. Nightmare.

Yet between the boys and me we have six repeat prescriptions between us, all over different time frames. So I needed to do something. Which is why I was delighted when I came across Pharmacy2U, who take care of your NHS prescriptions for you. The online system is so easy to use. You simply register online with them and tell them the items you need. They then order and receive the prescriptions from my GP surgery. The final step is for the prescription to be checked by a pharmacist and dispensed to my home address. Delivery is free!

I was very impressed with how easy it was to register. I gave a few personal details but I didn’t need to search out an NHS number or anything. I ordered what I needed including registering on the system in under five minutes. The prescription was delivered so quickly that I opened it thinking that it was something else. Using Pharmacy2U saved me so much time and the best bit is that they will also send reminders for when I need to reorder. So the chances of me forgetting are now significantly reduced as well.

When you are a busy working parent services like these which are easy, efficient and straightforward to use really make a difference. The convenience of the service will make my life much easier, save me so much time and mean I don’t need to remember to visit the doctors. There is no surprise it has a five star rating from Trustpilot. I will be continue to use it  going forward and intend on putting the boys subscriptions online with Pharmacy2U as well. I couldn’t recommend the service highly enough. And of course it means I have more time with the kids to do the things that really matter, such as playing with planes on the beach!

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46 Comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher
    February 11, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Interesting idea – I use something similar – will have a closer look

  2. Lynn Neal
    February 11, 2019 / 4:26 pm

    This sounds like a great idea that could avoid running out of anything!

  3. February 11, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    I have been thinking about signing up too as it’s a pain having to drive to the Dr during the working day to fill in a repeat prescription. It’s good to hear positive feedback and that they deal with reminders too.

  4. February 11, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    It sounds a great idea. Our pharmacy does a repeat prescription service but we often have to wait some time when we get there. I imagine it is very useful for older people in bad weather.

  5. February 11, 2019 / 11:56 pm

    Sounds like a great service especially when you’re busy!
    Debs

  6. February 12, 2019 / 1:11 am

    Thanks for sharing Pharmacy2u. I’ve never heard of them before. It sounds like a great choice.

  7. Melissa
    February 12, 2019 / 2:57 am

    That is interesting. I have never head of that before. Sounds like a great way to get meds.

  8. Alice Colling
    February 12, 2019 / 5:41 am

    What a good idea. I have heard of this so I think I must ge5 round to looking into it more.

  9. February 12, 2019 / 8:38 am

    Pharmacy2U sounds like an absolutely amazing service! The sheer time saving is worth so much in itself, aside from the worry of wondering if you might have overlooked anything. From everything you have shared here, i really can’t see a downside at all.

  10. February 12, 2019 / 9:14 am

    This is such a good idea and must be such a helpful service for anyone who works especially. Finding the time to drop off and pick up prescriptions can be tricky, so it’s nice to see that Pharmacy2u have come up with a solution 🙂

  11. February 12, 2019 / 11:55 am

    This sounds great I always find managing our repeat prescriptions more complicated than they should be – will have to try this out.

  12. February 12, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    That sounds like a great idea. As someone with a chronic illness I have one of my meds delivered to my house and find it VERY helpful. It not only saves time but also makes sure I get my meds even if I’m not well enough to leave the house.

  13. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    February 12, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    It is hard to get repeat prescriptions especially when you are working. This prescription service sounds like a great idea and so much more convenient.

  14. Geraline Batarra
    February 12, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    That sounds really amazing! Going back and forth to pharmacy is really exhausting. Love that kind of service so much.

  15. February 12, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    Definitely sounds like a good idea for those on repeat prescription- much more cost and time effective and seems easy enough too

  16. Joanna
    February 12, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    I like the idea of this service. I dread every 6 months to go to my GP and get my repeat prescription (that’s why I make it on 6 months, the longest they can give it to me). And then there’s always the wait at the pharmacy, where you have to walk around for 20 minutes to one hour if you’re lucky, until they get it ready…. as if you don’t have anything else better to do!

  17. February 12, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Wow! That’s a pretty impressive service. It’s surprising to know they have free delivery. Makes life so much more convenient as a parent!

  18. February 12, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    I have never heard of Pharmacy2U before, but something like this would come in handy for my family. I’ll have to check them out for sure!

  19. Chelle Dizon
    February 12, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    Good to hear that it’s convenient and helpful. This kind of service sounds really interesting and important.

  20. February 12, 2019 / 10:26 pm

    That sounds like such a great service. We’re so lucky in Portugal to be able to get more medication over the counter rather than needing prescriptions for them.

  21. February 13, 2019 / 2:28 am

    Indeed with medical items being available online life has become a lot easier but we should always be careful while choosing stores. Nice reading your review.

  22. Christa
    February 13, 2019 / 2:35 am

    The to-do list for a mom is always too long! Anything to make life easier is worth a try.

  23. February 13, 2019 / 2:42 am

    This is such a great idea! There are already so many things that we need to worry about in our day to day lives this shouldnt be one.

  24. February 13, 2019 / 5:35 am

    This is great! I would personally avail of this kind of service if we had this in our country.

  25. February 13, 2019 / 6:15 am

    This is such a great service! We have a similar one through my insurance and it makes life so much easier. Plus it helps the pharmacies which are very overwhelmed. #BloggerClubUK

  26. February 13, 2019 / 6:50 am

    It can be so challenging to get the medications you need, without the added hiccup of needing to pick up refills in person. So glad that there are other, more convenient options.

  27. February 13, 2019 / 6:57 am

    Though am hearing this for the first time but its such a great idea to go practice.

  28. February 13, 2019 / 11:44 am

    This looks like a good service. It will be great if we can have something like this in my country

  29. February 13, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    V useful info thank you – I’m lucky that my doctors and pharmacy are open late and are next to each other so I can pick up prescriptions easily – but it’s a right pain for many of my friends and leads to them running out of medicine.

  30. February 13, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    We have services like this in the States as well. Pretty handy. #bloggerclubUK

  31. Elizabeth O
    February 13, 2019 / 3:59 pm

    This one is interesting. I didn’t hear about them but I’m sharing it with my friends who are on medications.

  32. February 13, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    That’s a pretty impressive service and sounds like a excellent tool for parents and busy people.

  33. Melanie
    February 13, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    What a fab idea. Cuts out complications and so much wasted time xx

  34. February 14, 2019 / 3:33 am

    Good to know. I never heard of it before. This is very convenient for anyone who has a very busy schedule.

  35. February 14, 2019 / 9:10 am

    This is a great idea. Very convenient and saves time. A great tool for busy people.

  36. SianiD
    February 14, 2019 / 6:42 pm

    Personally, I wouldn’t touch it or annything similar with a barrge pole.

    I prefer to use my local pharmacist, who is far more knowledgab;le about my meds than the GP, and I can pop in or call at any time. Our local pharmacy will get scripts from the GP, make them up, and if needed will deliver – support your local high street,

  37. February 14, 2019 / 6:59 pm

    I do almost all my shopping online these days – so much easier especially when you work

  38. February 15, 2019 / 11:34 am

    I do love the idea of pharmacy to you, I travel a lot and never get a chance to collect my prescriptions.

  39. February 15, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    Oh wow this sounds like such a good parenting hack as know one likes to trapes to the GP or Pharmacist if they don’t have too!! Going to keep this in mind

    Laura x

  40. February 15, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    I’m going to tell my other half about this later as he ALWAYS forgets to fetch his meds and ends up having to make a last minute dash for them! I think this would help him out so much 🙂

    Louise x

  41. Natalie Crossan
    February 16, 2019 / 2:32 am

    I’m such a big fan of pharmacy2u it’s totally changed my weekly/monthly routines with medication – it’s no longer a hassle – I used to be very forgetful of my prescriptions – they even text you! So simple and easy

  42. February 17, 2019 / 10:56 pm

    My mummy could really do with using Pharmacy2U! Sounds like it could really help us out and is much easier than visiting our surgery.

  43. February 19, 2019 / 11:27 am

    Good idea I have to take my prescriptions to the surgery as no phoning in now it’s a bit of a farce will look into this thanks for sharing

  44. Gemma Hendry
    March 3, 2019 / 8:27 am

    brill service very good to know

  45. Jodi
    March 17, 2019 / 9:14 am

    Such a great idea, especially with young kids in the house

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