Boots to trial Doctor Care Anywhere digital prescription service

Boots has launched a new service in 20 stores across London to provide a digital prescription service using technology from Doctor Care Anywhere.

The tech company supports thousands of GP consultations and will be providing its new prescription service so patients have the option to have their prescriptions sent electronically to a Boots Pharmacy following their consultation.

Alia Zuhair, a Boots Pharmacist in Kings Cross: “We see that patients are busy people but they also really value the opportunity to see a pharmacist and chat through their medicines. This service provides the best of both worlds – speedy service combined with the opportunity to speak with one of our trusted pharmacists.”

“It takes away the need for paper prescriptions so is very simple and quick, giving patients more options to pick up their prescriptions at a time and place to suit them. The medicines will be waiting for them when they arrive.”

Boots also recently partnered with LIVI to launch a new instore consultation service, and has been working with NHS Digital to develop a Free Online NHS Repeat Prescription Service, available through the Boots app and

Richard Bradley, Pharmacy Director at Boots UK “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.”

Dr Bayju Thakar, Managing Director, Doctor Care Anywhere “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.”

The service provides a secure way to transfer prescriptions to the pharmacy and patients can keep track of their patient record using the Doctor Care Anywhere app.

Boots is also in the early stages of a trial of secure prescription collection lockers in four stores, which will provide an alternative way for patients to pick up their medicines.