Echo

Category: Pharmacy

Free

Echo helps you order and manage your NHS repeat prescriptions. It also reminds you when and how to take your medicines.

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Who is it suitable for?

People who get repeat prescriptions. You need to be registered with an NHS England GP service that uses the Electronic Prescription Service.

Search services near you to check if your GP offers this service.

How does it work?

You 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 medicines, Echo will charge you the usual NHS rate of £8.60 for each item. Postage is free.

If you don't pay for your prescriptions or you have a pre-payment certificate, Echo won't charge you anything.

How do I access it?

You can download the app from the App Store and Google Play.