Dispensing Prescriptions, Quickly and Efficiently
Dispensing private and NHS prescriptions is one of the core services pharmacies offer.
As defined by a medical dictionary, dispensing means “the provision of drugs or medicines as set out properly on a lawful prescription.” The definition adds that “a prescription can only be filled, the drugs supplied, by a registered pharmacist, veterinarian, dentist or member of the medical profession.”
In other words, dispensing is, in fact, the process of translating the contents from a medication order issued by a doctor (your prescription) into a customized medication supply suitable to an individual’s (your) needs.
Unlike private prescriptions, NHS prescriptions are subsidised – meaning they are cheaper. However – once again, in opposition to private prescriptions – NHS prescriptions do not cover all treatments and medicines.
NHS Prescription Costs
Current NHS prescription costs £8.60 per item (you can always check the current NHS costs here). You can also get Prescription prepayment certificate (PPC), choosing from one of the two options NHS offers:
You can buy PPCs online here. But, before that, check if you are eligible for free prescriptions.
Prescriptions are free for these groups:
Learn more by clicking here and visiting the NHS website.