Medical-specialists.co.uk is a UK-based online pharmacy with a long history of service in this industry. The medical professionals initiated the development of the company in 1987. This evolved in the 1990s, and was launched as the first legal online pharmacy in 2001. This online pharmacy is registered with a number of organizations. These include the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Customers have the option of speaking online with an in-house doctor who can write a prescription and have the pharmacy dispense the medication. Alternatively, customers can send in their prescriptions using the pharmacy’s electronic prescription system. Both private and NHS prescriptions can be filled. Users can discreetly receive branded or generic medication within a day, but it may take between 3 and 7 days to deliver outside the UK.
Conditions covered by this site range from male impotence to skin and scalp, and even include obesity and various health and lifestyle issues. Information about the drugs available is organized by condition in drop down menus from a bar at the top of the page. This can be accessed from any other page on the site. Each page contains information about the conditions that fall under each category and provides a list of drugs that treat each condition with links to the relevant page. The prices and basic drug information are also available on these pages.
Links will take users to pages with more detailed information about each drug, including how to consume them, possible side effects, and any other important warnings. Items can easily be added to a shopping cart with just a click. Each main page also contains suggestions of useful and related articles and videos to help users learn more about these conditions and their treatment.
Alternatively, users can go straight to the chemist shop area where all prescription drugs and non-prescription medications and cosmetic products are catalogued. A search bar is available on each page for customers to search for drugs or products at any time while browsing.
The site is somewhat busy with distracting ads and information all over the place, but this is the only downside to speak of. Customer reviews and testimonials can be read, and users can be assured of their privacy and security. The site is SSL certified, so credit and debit card, and other personal information, is safe.
The site is otherwise extremely informative, with separate sections on each health condition and treatment, FAQ, delivery information, and terms and conditions. There is also advice and guidance for some major health conditions, news articles, and a sitemap to help with navigation. An e-mail online enquiry form is available for questions and suggestions, but the pharmacy can be contacted by phone or the address provided. The hotline number is available at the top of every page.
Overall, this website is comprehensive, albeit a little busy. The pages are generally easy to navigate, provide thorough information, and the site offers a wide range of services and products. This online pharmacy receives a solid 5 out of 5 stars.