Boots UK is extending ePrescription service to private patients with the new Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) digital prescription service.
The service, which is being piloted in 20 Boots stores across central London, gives patients the option to have their prescriptions sent electronically to a Boots Pharmacy within moments of their consultation.
DCA, which provides thousands of online GP consultations each year, will now become the first provider of private ePrescriptions to Boots UK.
“This is a major step towards delivering real change in how the UK’s pharmacy market works for everyone in order to make it a more patient-led experience, enabling people to decide where their prescriptions should be fulfilled in the swiftest and most efficient way. It places power in the hands of patients and it enables pharmacies to manage stock controls more effectively. I believe that this is the best of pharmacy convenience at work,” said Dr Bayju Thakar, Managing Director and Founder.
The new service provides a secure way to transfer prescriptions to the pharmacy as they can only be redeemed once. Patients can keep track of all their prescriptions through their digital patient record with DCA, which can be accessed whenever they need it.
Boots UK already offers an NHS repeat ePrescription service. The company called the new step “a natural step to further increase accessibility and choice for customers.”
Richard Bradley, Pharmacy Director at Boots UK, said: “We know our patients want convenient, simple solutions to manage and take control of their health. This new service makes for a modern pharmacy experience, using digital technology to seamlessly link GP consultations and prescriptions with our pharmacies.”