A huge demand for medicines during the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many pharmacies to breaking point with few having room to take on extra online orders for NHS prescriptions.
Lloyds, Boots, Superdrug and family run chemists across the country are under huge pressure as requests for medication have reached a level never seen before because hundreds of thousands of people have been told to shield and get their prescriptions delivered online.
If you, or anyone you know, is struggling to get a prescription delivered then take a look at Drugsdirect.com. It's a local community pharmacy in Bristol (based in Brislington) that dispenses NHS and private prescriptions and is currently taking on new NHS patients who are vulnerable who require prescriptions delivered free of charge to a Bristol postcode.
Superintendent Pharmacist Shamema Ali Kamal says: "All NHS prescription items are delivered free of charge and Freepost envelopes and pharmacy leaflets are available on request. We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Call us on 0844 247 0365 for more information about this service."
It's also really useful to know that DrugsDirect is the first trade pharmacy in the UK and EU that dispenses private prescriptions at competitive prices for a range of treatments and health supplements. All you need to do is purchase an annual family card which costs £200 but covers two adults, two children and their pets and can save you thousands over the year. Here's an example of what you could save:
If you suffer from Low Thyroid Hormone (Hypothyroidism)
Liothyronine 5mcg (per tablet)
Most patients take one 5mcg tablet twice a day – that is 60 tablets per 30 days (Month) or 180 tablets per 90 days (Quarter). DrugsDirect Pharmacy will charge you: £180 per Quarter or £730 per year. A High Street Pharmacy will charge you: £767 per Quarter or £3,110 per year.
DrugsDirect price High St pharmacy price Annual saving
£1 per tablet £4.26 per tablet £2,380
There are lots more examples on the DrugsDirect.com website of how and when you can save and the pharmacy is open from 9 'til 5pm if you'd like to speak to a real person. If you'd like to know more about the Patient Dispensing Card please mention Broke in Bristol and ask for Shamema.