In the UK, there is a legal and regulatory framework that permits online clinics employing GMC registered doctors to issue prescriptions remotely following an online medical assessment, with medicines dispensed and despatched (EU only) from a GPhC registered pharmacy.
Dr Fox prices remain up to 50% less than other clinics
Dr Fox regularly price checks frequently ordered medicines with other leading online pharmacies and consistently finds evidence to support our claims. In some cases our prices are less than 50% of other clinics.
Price comparison tables are displayed on popular treatment pages, and below are selected examples of treatment most often requested.
Price comparisons: May 2022
Prices listed above include prescription fee. Prices checked 05 May 2022. Delivery fees not included.
Index Medical Ltd is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following an inspection 16 April 2019 by a team from the CQC the final report was published 04 June 2019 which rated the service ‘Good’ on all 5 aspects of the inspection framework:
Since July 2021, the CQC inspects services on a monthly basis, focusing on safety and how effective a service is led.
Dr Fox has introduced extra identity verification checks (Nov 2017). All online clinics are required by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, to perform these ID checks.
How the checks work
The majority of patients can be verified online instantly by referencing data on their credit profile at the time they make a payment for a prescription. This is called a ‘soft’ check to validate identity only, and is not a check on a person’s credit-worthiness. The ID check will not affect their credit rating.
Patient’s must enter their correct full name and date of birth, and the payment card address that is registered with your payment card provider or bank. The delivery address can be different from the payment card address. Read in full
Realising you have a health issue that needs medical attention and treatment can cause anxiety. Not only are you uncomfortable, you now have to think about making time to visit your GP and describing your symptoms in order to receive treatment for your problem.
Although in many instances nothing can replace the necessity of a face-to-face visit – an online doctor cannot inspect an injury or feel for soreness, for example – when it comes to determining your health history, responding to a description of symptoms, and prescribing medicine for common conditions, a virtual consultation can be just as effective. From eliminating the need to describe symptoms in person to access to a large amount of information about your condition, there are many benefits of online doctors and prescription services. Read in full
If you have erectile dysfunction, desperation can drive you to consider almost any option. But it’s important to avoid the temptation of buying any drug that isn’t currently licensed and regulated for sale in the UK, particularly when buying online. Read in full