Since moving back to the UK from abroad we’ve been lucky enough not to need to use our GP surgery very often. Infact, in just over a year I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve been.
There have of course been several occasions when I personally could have done with visiting a doctor, but as is often the case when you’re a busy mum, or just busy in general, I put myself at the bottom of my list of priorities. Again. And I didn’t go to the doctor when I perhaps should have.
Of course there is always a reason for not putting myself first and seeing a doctor. Having to sit on the phone for half an hour just to get through to the surgery to be told all the appointments have gone and to call back tomorrow for more of the same. Being busy at work and the general chaos of playing chief taxi driver to two children. The list is endless.
It’s so easy in this day and age to just ignore those niggling health issues. Sometimes they go away by themselves. More often than not these issues get worse until they force you to slow down and start looking after yourself. That’s where online pharmacies really come into their own. There really is no excuse not to use one. Who isn’t on their phone or laptop at some point during the day after all?
So why use an online pharmacy? Here’s 5 reasons to give it a go:
It really is as easy as this short video from The Independent Pharmacy shows. You don’t have to leave your home to order in your prescription or seek advice for an ailment, you don’t even have to brave ringing the surgery because it’s all done online.
Your medication can be sent to you at work or at home and you have access to health professionals outside of the usual 9-5.
Your anonymity is guaranteed when you use an online pharmacy. Great for people who don’t want to, or find it difficult to discuss medical issues face to face with their own GP. Plus your order is sent in plain packaging, so not even the postman will know what he or she is delivering to you .
Fed up with the limited options in your local pharmacy? Online pharmacies shine in this particular area as they have access to a much wider range of stock.
Because you can order online, there is no hanging around for what seems like a lifetime in your local pharmacy while you wait for your prescription to be made up and handed over. Plus you’re ordering in a way and at a time that suits you. And as NHS prescriptions can be dispensed via online pharmacies, you’re saved a trip to your doctor or local pharmacy for repeat prescriptions.
As drugs are sourced directly from the manufacturer, cutting out the ‘middle man’, you’re guaranteed great value. Plus you may even find your chosen online pharmacy offers a low price guarantee, meaning you’re guaranteed the lowest price for that medication.
Have you used an online pharmacy before?