"No other app allows patients to do this so comprehensively – it’s a global first in healthcare innovation”

Independent pharmacy group Avicenna has launched a new prescription ordering app that allows patients to order and track repeat NHS prescriptions from their chosen pharmacy.

The digital service, called Manage My Meds, is free for Avicenna customers and integrates with NHS patient-facing services, making it easy for users to manage their medications without requiring any unnecessary trips to their GP.

It’s a cross-platform app and is free to download on all Apple or Android devices. Other features include daily medication reminders, repeat order reminders, secure messaging and appointment booking with GPs and pharmacies, viewable prescription history and medical notes, plus the ability to manage prescriptions for a family through the app.

“No other app allows patients to do this so comprehensively – it’s a global first in healthcare innovation,” claimed Jonathan Power, CEO at Avicenna, adding: “Manage My Meds is an integrated website and mobile app, designed in conjunction with NHS Digital, which makes it convenient for customers to manage their healthcare from the comfort of their own home.”

Avicenna aims to offer video consultations with pharmacists in the next stage of the app’s development.

Rick Boyce, director at Manchester-based digital company Infinity Works which developed the app, said: “It’s been great to build a digital platform with Avicenna which has recognised the changing industry and climate as an opportunity to develop a cloud-based solution.”

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