Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Paperless

Oddly the prescriptions I collect all appear to be "paper". They even make me sign the back of the paper to say why I don't pay. They are far from "paperless", just the paper is printed at the pharmacy not the doctor's surgery. Also, I find a certain irony in that the icon/symbol for the "paperless" aspect is an "envelope", now seen much as an icon for (paperless) "email" but in fact a symbol of a paper envelope to contain a paper letter.


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  1. I haven't had a paper prescription for nearly 10 years. All my repeat prescriptions are requested just by ticking an online box (pharmacy2u) and they duly arrive in the post a couple of days later. (... and, being old, it costs nothing!)
    Some surgeries seem very slow to come to terms with new technology!

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    1. Sorry, don't get me wrong, it is "electronically" sent from surgery to pharmacy, after I tick a box on the patient access web site. Just that when you get that actual medicine there is a paper prescription the pharmacy has printed than needs signing to say why I don't have to pay.

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    2. I don't have to go to the pharmacy to get it though! It just arrives in the post. (There is a bit of paper in the box though listing the contents!)

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