Pharmacy First vital to amplify NHS digital prescription rollout, WHO report reveals

To lead the way in modernizing the UK's healthcare, the National Health Service (NHS) digitized the prescriptions. WHO mentioned this in their current
digital regional report. Since January 2024, the NHS App in England has offered patients the opportunity to see statistics about their prescriptions.
This represents a gigantic step in the area of healthcare which can be categorized as another stage in healthcare accessibility and efficiency. Over 33 million
residents have taken the NHS app enabling the users to be 75% of the adult population. The app helps in online management of their health. The use of digital
prescriptions enables patients to order repeated prescriptions online, in which they would past getting an appointment a GP.

Pharmacy First vital to amplify NHS digital prescription rollout, WHO report reveals

In a groundbreaking move towards modernising healthcare, England’s National Health Service (NHS) has successfully implemented digital prescriptions,
as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest regional digital health report.

Since January 2024, patients across England have had access to their prescription information through the NHS App, marking a significant leap in healthcare
accessibility and efficiency.

With over 33 million registered users, representing 75 per cent of the adult population, the NHS App has become a vital tool in managing healthcare online.

The introduction of digital prescriptions allows users to order repeat prescriptions online without the need for a GP visit.

This innovation has witnessed a surge in digital requests, with over 3.1 million repeat prescriptions processed monthly.