New prescription ordering service for Wiltshire
A new prescription ordering service run by Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group means local patients can order repeat prescriptions over the phone from the comfort of their own home and then collect them from a UK pharmacy of their choice.
Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) is run by a dedicated team of trained prescription coordinators supported by experienced pharmacists who are on hand for medicines advice and complex queries. The Wiltshire-based telephone team is currently available for five of Wiltshire’s GP Practices covering a population of 78,000 – with plans to roll the service out across the county.
Prescription Ordering Direct is currently available for patients at:
- Lovemead Group Practice, Trowbridge
- Giffords Surgery, Melksham
- Castle Practice, Ludgershall and Tidworth
- White Horse Health Centre, Westbury
- Avenue Surgery, Warminster
The POD is open Monday – Friday (except on Bank Holidays) from 9am – 5pm. Patients do not need to register for the service and should call when they have seven days left of their medication.
More information about Prescription Ordering Direct can be found on Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s website – www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk.