For years I struggled to get myself to the local Boots chemist each month to collect my medication. The whole process would leave me stressed out, exhausted, in pain and unable to do anything else for a few days afterwards.
Then I found out about a little known service called Boots delivery in the United Kingdom. You can go online here each month and place the order for your prescription 14 days before you need it, and they will get the prescription from your GP and send your medication out to you in the post 1st class signed for. It is currently £2.95 for delivery.
I have been using the service for a few months now and I find it excellent and it is very reliable. I’ve written this review because when I was looking online for a review of this service online I couldn’t find one, so I was unsure about using the service and how reliable it would be, but it really has been excellent.
I believe that other big chemists in the UK offer the same service but I haven’t tried any of the others.
Some smaller chemists will deliver to you in person too if you live close to them, but again this service is not very well advertised in most chemists and you will have to ask the pharmacist about it while you are in the chemist.
I live alone and, because of my disability, this makes it very difficult to get things like prescriptions picked up directly from the chemist, so for me, a service like this is absolutely brilliant. I do hope this information will be of use to some other people that like me, find it difficult to get out and about.
Finally, although I have linked to Boots in this article I’m not connected to them in any way – but I did have problems finding that page on their website myself in the beginning, which is why I decided to link to it.
UPDATE : 2nd February 2016
From viewing my website stats I see that this is one of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d better do a quick update to it. Since I wrote this post I have changed the delivery method for my prescriptions with boots.
If you are worried about exactly when your prescription will arrive, it is possible to have Boots send your prescription out next day special delivery. The charge for this is £5.95. This eliminates the guessing game of wondering when your medication will arrive and who the postman will leave it with if you are not at home. Although Boots do email you to let you know when they have dispatched your medication – even when you use their regular first class signed for service.
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