Category: NHS services
Echo delivers your NHS repeat prescriptions free of charge, making it easier to order and manage your medication. It also reminds you when and how to take it.
To use the service, you'll need to nominate Echo as your pharmacy.
Who is it suitable for?
People who get repeat prescriptions. To use the app, you'll need to be registered with an NHS England GP service that uses the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
Search services near you to check if your GP uses the EPS.
How does it work?
Simply tell the app which medicines you take and which NHS GP you're registered with. You can enter your medicines by either scanning the barcode or searching the app's database.
When your GP approves your prescription, Echo will send the medicine to you in the post free of charge. Your order comes in a plain cardboard box designed to fit through your letterbox.
Echo reminds you when you need to take your medicine, when you need to place your next order, and when you should see your GP.
If you pay for your repeat prescriptions, Echo will charge you the usual NHS rate of £8.60 for each item.
If you don't pay for your repeat prescriptions or you have a pre-payment certificate, Echo won't charge you anything.
How do I access it?
You can download the app for free from the App Store and Google Play.
Page last reviewed: 04/04/2018
Next review due: 04/04/2021
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