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 Reply

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

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

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

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

  7. Alice Colling Reply

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 🙂

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

  11. 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.

  12. MELANIE EDJOURIAN Reply

    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.

  13. Geraline Batarra Reply

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. Chelle Dizon Reply

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Elizabeth O Reply

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

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

  26. 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,

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

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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Natalie Crossan Reply

    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

  32. 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

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