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.