Prescriptions

Our NHS-trained GPs can issue online prescriptions following a consultation.

How getting a prescription works

1

See a GP online in minutes

Create an account or sign into your existing account, then book an appointment on a day and time to suit you.

2

Get the help and advice you need

Ask all of the questions on your mind, and if appropriate, your GP will prescribe medication during your consultation.

3

Pick up from your local pharmacy

Collect your prescription and medication from your designated pharmacy the very same day, sometimes even within the hour.

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What won't Push Doctor prescribe?

Providing safe care to our patients is our highest priority.

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Our doctors always have your best interests in mind, and only recommend the treatment that they believe to be the most suitable.

What types of medication will Push Doctor never prescribe?

There are several types of medication that Push Doctor GPs will never prescribe:

  • Controlled medications like strong painkillers, anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics
  • Unlicensed medications i.e. medications without UK Marketing Authorisation
  • Medications that require specialist prescribing and monitoring
  • Medications that need to be administered by injection, with the exception of life-saving or life-preserving purposes, like an EpiPen

What specific medications will your GPs never prescribe?

Common medications we get asked to prescribe, but won't , in line with the Health and Social Care Act (2012) include:

  • Diazapam
  • Tramadol
  • Gabapentin
  • Pregabalin
  • Zopiclone
  • Codeine
  • Sleeping tablets
  • Natural thyroid extracts
  • PrEP and PEP (pre and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV)

Please note that all of our prescriptions are issued at the consulting doctor's discretion.

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What can I expect from an online prescription?

Saving time

With electronic prescriptions, you don't need a paper prescription from your GP – just head straight to your designated pharmacy to pick up your medication.

Reducing waste

With this approach to prescriptions, we reduce the paper generated by the consultation process – reducing paper usage overall and ensuring that waste is kept to a minimum.

Complete confidentiality

Your electronic prescription will be only be seen by your Push Doctor GP, and your designated pharmacy. Electronic prescriptions are every bit as secure as paper prescriptions.

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What happens in the online video consultation?

Just like in a physical consultation, the doctor will discuss your symptoms. As it's a video consultation, they can also take a look at any affected areas, or listen out for symptoms. Where medication is needed for you to get better, the GP can issue a prescription.

What happens next?
After the consultation, you’ll be asked to enter a postcode close to where you'd want want to collect your medication. Our team will use this to find a convenient pharmacy to send your prescription to.

When can I pick up my medication?

You can get one hour collection of your prescription for £2.95.

If you're not in a hurry, we'll still (in almost all cases) make sure your prescription is available the same day.

What do I need to do at the pharmacy?

Let the pharmacist know you’re picking up a private prescription from Push Doctor.

As your prescription has been issued privately, you’ll need to pay for your medication. However, this cost is often cheaper than an NHS prescription.

Can I get a repeat prescription?

We currently don't offer a repeat prescription service, but we can issue prescriptions for regular medication.

Prescription pricing?

As a member

  • Members get discounted appointments, and don't pay the prescription admin fee (usually £8).
  • You'll pay £20 per appointment and can talk to a GP for as long as you need.
  • At the pharmacy, you’ll pay for your medication as your prescription has been issued privately.

Membership costs £30 for a year, or £3 a month.

Become a member here.

As a non-member

  • Non-members pay £30 for a 10 minute consultation with a GP, and an £8 prescription admin fee.
  • You can choose one hour collection for £2.95 (same-day collection is free).
  • At the pharmacy, you’ll pay for your medication as your prescription has been issued privately.

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