signatureRx expects the number of private prescriptions it oversees to rise this year as more prescribers use the service, the company said in a statement last week (April 12).
Pharmacists can access the prescriptions via the signatureRx website, for free and without registration, using the patient’s prescription ID and date of birth in a similar method to the one used by the NHS electronic prescription service, the company said.
Patients receive the digital prescription ID from their private prescriber, which they can then take to a pharmacy of their choice, signatureRx continued.
The cost of signatureRx, which is between £1.10 and £2 per prescription, is paid by the private prescriber, the company said.
Founder Reece Samani said the system “can be used by any private clinician and any pharmacy in the country”.
For more information, visit www.signaturerx.co.uk