By Gemma Cameron, Head of Digital Technology Practice
Like many of you, I have a number of repeat prescriptions in place to manage my health conditions. I found that I was always running around at the last minute trying to collect prescriptions and medication for my asthma and allergies that I have to take to keep me well. However I’m happy to say that these days are gone and it’s all because of the Co-op Health App.
As soon as I found out about the App and repeat prescription service, I registered and I’ve not run out of my antihistamines or inhalers since. It’s a relief to no longer be reliant on the chemist which was only open during the day when I was at work.
I’d definitely recommend the repeat prescription service to anyone who has regular medications.
If you have a repeat prescription from a GP in England, you can order your medication from your mobile phone or tablet using the Co-op Health App. It’s really easy to register, in fact Co-op Health recently become the first online pharmacy to offer NHS login. NHS login allows patients a single, secure login for their health and care apps and websites.
NHS login removes the need for patients to make a trip to their GP surgery to request information to gain access to online health services. For Co-op Health, this means that you no longer need to visit your GP to get an access code before you can use the repeat prescription app.
It’s easy to register online and works a bit like how digital-only banks such as Monzo work, you just need to provide photo ID and record a short video of yourself to gain approval to use the app in real time – find out more here.
And remember, our dedicated employee support line, Lifeworks is there 24/7 if you need any help or advice on 0800 069 8854.