Prescription delivery fees

Being in a position where I am probably about to use such a service I wondered how they got paid as to me that service is free. Surely the surgery don’t pay. R-

Probably depends what part of the country you are in (England, Scotland etc) as each place will have its own administration.

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Good point. I’m in SW England. R-

It’s usually the pharmacy themselves that pay. My own pharmacy has a small van with their name and logo on the side and they employ part-time drivers.

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I’m guessing a pharmacy gets a small cut of the prescription fees so the more prescriptions they prescribe, the more income they receive. By having a free delivery van, they can increase those numbers easily and that should offset the transport/manpower costs.

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I use an online pharmacy and they cover the postage cost.

The NHS reimburses the costs of drugs above what we pay and it must be worth the cost of postage to have a customer.

I don’t even pay a prescription charge to the pharmacy as I have a pre-pay card. My medicine just arrives for free.

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Nor do I, for chronological reasons, which why I wondered who was footing the bill. R-

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