Catherine Davies, director of the Digital Healthcare Council said:
“For patients who require non-urgent support and private prescriptions, online pharmacies, such as DHC members Dr Fox, play a useful part in reducing pressures on primary care.
It’s important for the NHS to not scare patients away from online pharmacies, but to encourage them towards a convenient, high quality and safe way to get medication online.
Clearer signposting of the online providers currently undergoing disciplinary proceedings is critical, for instance by adding a warning to their website. The NHS must also highlight the online pharmacies who operate with good practice within the UK and are registered with the CQC and GPhC. For example, Dr Fox pride themselves on being a trusted provider and avoids supplying higher risk medicines with potential for abuse.”
Read the article in The Telegraph here.