DIMEC allows patients to choose prescriptions pick-up point in UK first

A pharmacy app taking part in DigitalHealth.London’s accelerator programme has announced it is the first service in the UK to allow patients to choose any high street pharmacy to collect their prescription.

DIMEC works by linking a patient’s phone directly to their NHS GP and pharmacy and letting them choose where to collect medicines from at the touch of a button.

Prior to this, patients were required to contact their GP or Pharmacist to request to alter their pharmacy.

The app means patients can now view and select high street pharmacies based on their current location their home address or scroll around the integrated map.

DIMEC’s Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Andrew Bailey, said: “We’ve been working exceptionally hard with our team, NHS Digital and GP system suppliers to get this new feature live. This has taken a long time but we’re very excited, and as pharmacists, we’re proud to offer this unique patient-focused service which sets the foundation for so much more.”