Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 5. These Terms were last updated on 05th May 2018.
Information about us
We are Now Healthcare Group Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 09297453 and with our registered office at Digital World Centre, 4th Floor, 1 Lowry Plaza, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3UB (The Company) The Company operates the website www.nowpatient.com, www.nowhealthcaregroup.com and one of the Now Healthcare Group Apps which are available via the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.
Now Pharmacy, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 084592445 and with our registered office at 621 Prescot Road, Liverpool L13 5XA is fully owned by The Company (The Pharmacy) and is part of The Company. The Pharmacy operates the website pharmacy.nowhealthcaregroup.com and the Now Patient App which is available via the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.
The Company uses NHS trained health practitioners in the provision of Services (including but not limited to registered general practitioners (GP), registered nurses (Nurse), registered pharmacists (Pharmacists) or registered medical specialist clinician and/or consultants (Specialist) together referred to as (Practitioners).
The Company is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who may contact you for feedback See Here.
The easiest way to contact us is to email email@example.com If you use this method, we will respond via e-mail. You can also contact our Customer Services team by telephone on 0808 301 8067 or by post to our trading address as above. If you are emailing us or writing to us please include details of your order/account to help us to identify you. If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by any of the methods set out in this clause.
For the avoidance of doubt where reference is made to communication being made in writing/written, this shall be taken to include communication made by the Company or any of its Associates to you by way of onscreen message, notification, prompt field or other communication or information to you from the Company via the App or by Email using an email address which you have provided to the Company for communication with you.
The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the requirements of service of any documents in legal proceedings.
Your personal information
In relation to the collection and processing of your personal data, we will comply with all applicable requirements of data protection legislation, namely the Data Protection Act 1998 (up to but excluding 25 May 2018) and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
Our right to vary these Terms
We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time. Our latest Terms with the date they were changed are posted on our website at paragraph 1.1 above.
Every time you contract with us for the provision of Products or Services, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us.
We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect the following circumstances:
changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and where the Company, in its absolute discretion deems it necessary or desirable.
Notwithstanding clause 5.1 above, if we have to revise these Terms as they apply to your order, we will (but without obligation to do so) contact you to advise you of the changes.
Throughout the provision of the Services, the Company and/or its Associates will use reasonable endeavours to be as accurate as possible in their description of any Service. The Company cannot guarantee that the description of any Services and/or Products or content on the App is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
The Company also provides various hyperlinks to other websites and maintains feeds from external data providers over which the Company has no control. The Company accepts no responsibility for the availability of any external sites or resources that is not its own and does not endorse, approve and seek to be associated with, nor is it responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other material available from such sites or resources.
You can cancel your service Contract with the Company with immediate effect at any time by giving the Company written notice if:
The Company breaches these Terms in a material way and the Company has failed to remedy the breach not less than 14 business days from the day upon which you notified the Company in writing of that breach. For the purpose of this clause a Material Breach is a breach that deprives you substantially of the benefit of your Contract
The Company’s performance under these Terms is affected by an Event Outside Our Control under Clause 16; or
The Company enters liquidation or upon the appointment of a receiver or administrator over the assets of the Company.
Within 14 days of first registration under the terms of the Distant Selling Regulation as this constitutes commencement of this Contract.
You can cancel your nomination with Now Pharmacy at any time. In order to cancel your nomination with Now Pharmacy, you must submit your cancellations to Now Healthcare Group in writing at the address “Digital World Centre, 4th Floor, 1 Lowry Plaza, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3UB”. Verbal and/or E communications will not be processed unless backed up with written confirmation
Abusive and Excessive Use
The Company reserves the right to deny any person access to the App, Services and Products or terminate the provision of Services and/or Products and access to the App, including removal of that persons account and information, immediately upon notice, where that person is abusive or behaves in an inappropriate manner towards any Practitioner or any employee or agent of the Company. Inappropriate manner may include but is not limited to:
Foul language, threatening, inappropriate, abusive, offensive behaviour or remarks; or
Any behaviour believed to be time-wasting; or
Excessive use of any Service, excessive use will be any use of the Service deemed to be excessive in the reasonable opinion of the Company.
In the event of inappropriate or abusive use, the Company reserves the right to terminate provision of Services or Products and use of the App (including deletion of the Users account and information) immediately upon notice.
Company Policy for Modification and Severability
The Company shall be entitled to make changes to the App from time to time and to suspend or withdraw any Service by providing you with reasonable notice of not less than 1 day.
If any of these Terms shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions in these Terms.
Our liability to you
The Company is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by a Practitioner, Associates, sub-contractor or third party.
The Company shall not have any liability, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or for any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract.
The Company’s total liability to you whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the provision of the Services or Products shall be limited to the amount paid by you in respect of such Service or Product.
Our site and the App are not designed and are not suitable for the diagnosis, treatment and/or management of a medical emergency or any acute condition or condition that would otherwise warrant analysis, diagnosis or treatment in person or where analysis, diagnosis or treatment would be required on an urgent basis. The Company cannot guarantee continuous availability of any Practitioner or any availability of any particular Practitioner.
How can we help?
What we cannot help with?
Physical examinations and treatment (Although the video consultation facility does allow a GP to view any physical symptoms, this is dependent on the quality of the video stream)
Emergency treatment e.g. chest pains, severe bleeding, suspected stroke or bone fracture
Alternative therapies, lifestyle surgeries or oral surgery
Cared for patients and their carers - Carers cannot have consultations on behalf of cared for persons. This is not a suitable platform for such consultations and we recommend an appointment is made with the registered NHS GP.
Not to be used for emergency supplies (i.e. Medication that you have not already been prescribed), schedule 2 controlled drugs (e.g certain strong painkillers), schedule 4 controlled drugs or schedule 7 controlled drugs
Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data but subject to that and the Company’s obligations under law as a data controller, the Company is not responsible for any data loss or unauthorised access by other persons, whether a result of unauthorised access, misaddress, technical failure, technical interference, negligence or otherwise. The Company reserves the right to withdraw or delete any information from the App at any time.
The Company disclaims all warranties, express or implied (to the extent permitted by law) including, but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose. The Company does not warrant that the App, the Company’s servers, or e-mail sent from the Company are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind arising from the use of the App, including, but not limited to indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
The Company does not accept any liability or responsibility for the actions or omissions of any third party including its Associates and any Practitioners.
The Company only supplies the Products and Services for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Services for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose, and the Company has no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
The Company does not exclude or limit in any way its liability for:
death or personal injury caused by the Company's negligence or the negligence of its employees (acting within the scope of their employment), agents or subcontractors;
fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession);
breach of the terms implied by sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and
defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
Events outside our control
The Company will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of its obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in Clause 17.2.
An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks [or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that substantially affects the performance of our obligations under the Terms:
The Company will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
The Company’s obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects the Company’s delivery of Products to you, the Company will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control which has continued for a period of not less than 7 days. To cancel the Contract, you must notify the Company in writing subject to Clause 2. The Company reserves the right to cancel the Contract if an Event Outside Our Control persists for a period of not less than 28 days.
By accepting these Terms, you hereby agree that:
all information you give to the Company, its Associates and any Practitioner will be a fair and accurate reflection and will not omit any information of material importance.
should you become aware that any information, howsoever provided, relating to your medical record, tests, prescriptions, imaging, advice or opinions given are inaccurate or incomplete, you shall bring it to the attention of the Company promptly;
you will ensure that you comply wherever possible with all instructions, advice and treatment provided to you by any Practitioner;
if, through your use of the App, you have any doubts, or concerns relating to any information, advice or instructions which has been provided to you or failed to be received by you via the Services, or relating to your health, or any conditions, you hereby agree to seek further independent medical opinion as soon as is reasonably practicable from a registered GP or suitable healthcare professional not associated with the Services and/or shall utilise the emergency services as applicable.
you will comply with any instructions (including but limited to route, timing and dosage) given in relation to any prescription to you.
any side effects of any prescription given to you by a Practitioner will be reported as soon as reasonably possible.
subject to this clause and through your use of the App and/or Services you will not register or attempt to register on behalf of any other person; nor shall you provide answers to questions or represent yourself to be any other person;
you will not register or attempt to register with the App or the Services more than once;
Part of the Services offered by the Company includes the recording of your consultations via our system. By accepting these terms, you hereby agree not to make independent recordings of consultations. This is designed for the protection of your privacy and personal information.
When registering via the Now Patient App you have agreed to nominate Now Pharmacy as your chosen nominated pharmacy, you agree to nominate and use the service for a period of 12 months. You agree that Now Pharmacy will be your nominated pharmacy and will deliver your medicines for a period not less than 12 months from joining, unless cancelled earlier in accordance with paragraph 7 above.
Any content used by the Company within its website, App and other Materials is subject to protection by copyright, trademarks, database right and various other intellectual property rights.
You hereby agree that you shall maintain and not interfere with all and any copyright and proprietary notices.
You may receive and display any content found within the Company's App including any information held on or acquired through the App on a computer or other device screen, hold such content in an electronic format or print copies of any of the above stated content in so far as such use is purely for your own personal and non-commercial use.
You hereby consent to the recording, storage and subsequent retrieval by the Company of consultations, activity and data inputted in the App. Recordings of consultations cannot be viewed from within the App. You may request a copy of the recording by writing to us at our trading address. You are permitted to show a recording of a consultation to another medical professional for the purposes of supporting your health care. In using any recording provided by the Company you acknowledge that the Company retains all intellectual property rights in respect of the recordings of consultations, activity and data inputted in the App
You shall not under any circumstances reproduce, modify or distribute or make use of any of the Materials or content of the Company's App for any commercial purposes without the express written consent of the Company.
You acknowledge that you shall not at any time acquire any rights in the copyright or any other intellectual property rights in any Materials, content or any other documents or items provided via the Company's App or through the provision of the Services.
You shall be entitled to use the content, materials, documents and other information as set out above in clauses 19.1 to 19.6 for your own personal use and in connection to receiving Services from the Company but you shall not be entitled to make copies, edit, alter or distribute, nor shall you make any of the recordings content, materials or information referred to in this clause available through a file-sharing network or facilitate or allow any other person to make copies, edit, alter or distribute, or make any of the recordings content, materials or information referred to in this clause available through a file-sharing network.
All content available and included on the website and on the App, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of the Company or of its content suppliers and is subject to protection by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The collective use of all content within the App is the sole and exclusive property of the Company. Any software used in the App is the property of the Company or its software suppliers and is subject to protection by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
The Now Healthcare Group, Dr Now, Now GP and Now Pharmacy trademark logos (including where the trademark and logos are used together, other graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names) and any other marks indicated in the App are protected trademarks of the Company or its Associates
License and your use of the App
The Company grants you a personal limited license to allow access and the use of the App (The Licence). The Licence does not grant you any right to modify the App, or any part thereof, without the express written consent of the Company.
You shall not resell or use, or attempt to use the App, including but not limited to any of its contents, derivative use of the App or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any commercial purpose.
The App or any part thereof shall not be reproduced, duplicated, sold, or otherwise exploited in any way whatsoever for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the Company.
Where there is any unauthorised use of any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of the Company or its Associates as part of the link, the Licence and any of permissions granted by the Company shall be terminated with immediate effect.
Use of the App by Minors
Any persons aged 16 years or older may make full use of the App via their own personal account.
Any persons aged between 28 days and 16 years (a Minor) may have their own account but such account must be opened by and managed by a parent or legal guardian (the Guardian) on their behalf.
A Minors account can only be accessed by switching from the supervising adults account to the attached Minor.
Any use of the App and/or the Services by the Minor can only be with the permission and supervision of the Guardian
Where the Company or its Associates reasonably suspect that a Minor may be using the App or Services contrary to the provisions of Clauses 22.2 22.4, the Company reserves the right to restrict or refuse access to the App, Services or Products or remove or edit any content. If necessary, the Company may take steps to deactivate the Minors account and/or cancel the provision of any Services or Products.
The App, website and systems may be accessed from outside of the UK given that the user is a UK citizen. However, the App, website and systems must not be used under any circumstances where the law of any other jurisdiction would govern the use of the App, website, systems or the provision of any Services or Products.
The Company cannot guarantee that any Materials on the Company's website, App, Systems and Online Shop are suitable for use in all locations outside the United Kingdom. Nor will the Company guarantee that the use of such Materials will be compliant with the governing laws in those locations outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
Accessing the Company's website, App, Systems and Online Shop from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited under these Terms. The Company accepts no responsibility whatsoever and however incurred for any event arising from your use of the Company's website, App, Systems and Online Shop from locations outside the United Kingdom.
Any dispute or claim arising under the Contract must be notified to us in writing within 14 days of such dispute or claim arising. Such notice must set out full particulars of the dispute or claim to enable us to know and understand what it relates to. It is a condition precedent to making such claim and failure to give a written notice within this time limit stated in this paragraph will prevent you from making such claim.
In the event that a dispute arises in connection with any provision contained within these Terms, the parties hereby agree to seek resolution of the dispute. If the dispute cannot be resolved within 60 days of the initial notification of a dispute by either party, the parties agree to attempt to settle it through mediation in accordance with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution Model (CEDR) Mediation Procedure. Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, the mediator will be selected by CEDR. To initiate the mediation either the Company will give you or you must give the Company written notice ("ADR Notice) requesting the mediation. A copy of the request should be sent to CEDR. The mediation will start not less than 60 days from the date of the provision of the ADR written notice. The parties irrevocably agree that neither party may commence any court proceedings in relation to any dispute arising out of any matter relating to these Terms until it has first attempted to settle the dispute by mediation and either the mediation has been terminated or the other party has failed to participate in the mediation for a period of not less than 30 days from the date of the commencement of the mediation.
In the event that any dispute arising from these Terms or relating in any way to your use of the App, remains unresolved that dispute shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in London following the CEDR rules specifying English law and one arbiter. Any award by the arbitrators shall be binding on all parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Other important terms
We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms. We will always notify you in writing if this happens.
This Contract is between you and the Company. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its Terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
Please note that these Terms are governed by law of England and Wales. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. By accepting these Terms, you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction, this is inconsistent with arbitration.
Your Consumer Rights
As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or subject to Clause 13, not as described. You can obtain advice about your legal rights from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. These Terms do not affect your statutory rights.
The Company uses a third party supplier to supply Products to you (The Supplier). The Company does not receive any fee, reward, commission or other remuneration in consideration from the Supplier for Products ordered on your behalf.
You acknowledge and agree that by using the App or purchasing any Products no contract of sale, retail or other commercial arrangement is created between you and the Company. The Company’s relationship with you when purchasing such Products is as your agent for the purpose of placing the order with the Supplier for you.
The Supplier, who will deliver the Product/s direct to you will do so under their own terms and conditions of supply and subject to their own internal policies. Any legal rights as set out in Clause 26.1 above shall apply in respect of the Supplier only so far as they relate to a contract for the sale of goods.
The Company shall not be held liable for any Product purchased via the Supplier and you shall indemnify the Company and hold the Company harmless from for any and all claims and all direct, indirect or consequential liabilities (including loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar losses), costs, proceedings, damages and expenses (including legal and other professional fees and expenses) awarded against, or incurred or paid by, you as a result of or in connection with purchase of any Product via the Supplier.
In the event of any dispute or if any other claim arises in respect of any purchase of a Product via the App and where the Company incurs or is subjected to any expense or other relevant cost in respect of any dispute or claim, you hereby agree to indemnify and reimburse the Company in full for any such expense or cost.
When placing an order for a Product through us you will receive written confirmation of your order from the Company via the App. This confirmation, however will be subject to acceptance of the order by the Supplier.
Your contract with the Supplier will subsist at the time when your order has been placed with the Supplier by the Company acting as your agent and that order has been duly accepted by the Supplier. The basis of your contract with the Supplier will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Supplier which in agreeing to these Terms you authorise the Company to accept on your behalf.
Terms & Conditions of Consultations
Consents and reliance on advice given in Consultations
The terms of this schedule cover all consultations, including those conducted by a Practitioner via video, audio and text (the Consultations) and by agreeing to receive a Consultation, you consent to the use of a remote service.
By accepting these Terms you acknowledge that due to the nature of communicating electronically, the security of such communication cannot be guaranteed by the Company despite their reasonable precautions taken by the Company to ensure the security of all communication and remote services.
When the Company receives an Order for a Consultation, the Company shall take reasonable steps to provide the Consultation within a reasonable time frame. However, the Company is unable to provide any guarantee that a consultation will be provided within a specific time frame.
Although the Company has taken reasonable steps to verify and confirm the identity of all of its Practitioners against the register of members found within the regulatory body’s database, the Company is unable to make representation or guarantee in relation to, nor shall it be responsible for, the qualifications or suitability of any Practitioner.
By accepting these Terms, you acknowledge that Consultations with Practitioners may be limited to 8 minutes in duration and that Consultations with a Specialist may be limited to 25 minutes in duration.
The provision of any Consultations will be subject to the availability of the relevant Practitioner.
General Practitioners (GPs) reserve the right to refuse to prescribe Medication based upon their Profession Clinical Judgement.
Advice, information or other communications received remotely (whether by audio, video or text) are by their very nature limited relative to a face-to-face consultation. A non-face-to-face consultation therefore may be unsuitable in certain circumstances including but not limited to the circumstances set out in paragraph 1.9 below and by accepting these Terms you are deemed to acknowledge and consent to those limitations.
You should not rely on a non-face-to-face Consultation in the following circumstances:
Situations of an urgent nature or in an emergency,
where a physical examination is likely to be required or recommended,
any situation where the advice, information or other communication required is not suitable for remote communication.
By accepting these Terms, you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to assess whether any of the Services or advice received is suitable or sufficient for your needs and to what extent you should rely upon it. If, following the receipt of any Services, you have any concerns regarding the information or advice you have received or failed to receive from the Practitioner, you agree to seek further medical opinion from a registered GP or other medical practitioner who is not associated with the Company.
Our Practitioners commitment to you
2.1 Those of our Practitioners who are GPs have committed:
to provide a professional and transparent service that complies with General Medical Council Guidelines on remote prescribing, essential standards of quality and safety as interpreted by the Care Quality Commission, and clinical best practice in the UK;
to volunteer where requested their name and General Medical Council professional registration number when prescribing medicines and communicating with patients;
to prescribe medicines only when in their professional judgment it is in the patient's best interests to receive the medicine being requested and, accordingly, to refuse to prescribe medicines when they believe it is not in the patient's best interests to receive medicines without the benefit of a face to face consultation; and
to take all reasonable steps to protect patients' personal information.
Subsequent amendment of these Terms
Notwithstanding that you may agree separate and independent terms and conditions (Practitioner Terms) with a Practitioner in relation to how that Practitioner is willing and able to provide various services to you, the Practitioner Terms shall in no way affect the application of these Terms to the extent that they apply to your relationship with the Company.
Additional Terms & Conditions of Use
NHS Repeat prescription service
Now Pharmacy is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and is compliant with NHS, UK and EU regulation.
Now Pharmacy is responsible for fulfilling your prescription. Once dispensed your medication will be delivered free of charge.
How do I use the service?
Now Healthcare Group provide a service enabling you to request a repeat prescription from your NHS GP and fulfilled by NHS registered Now Pharmacy.
By using this service, you agree to nominate Now Pharmacy as your NHS Electronic Prescription Service pharmacy (Nominated Pharmacy). This means that all repeat prescriptions issued for you by your NHS GP will be sent to Now Pharmacy for dispensing.
You agree that the Pharmacy staff can view your NHS Summary Care Record. This permission for access is granted for when you initially register with Now Pharmacy or have a current order with Now Pharmacy only. All access is automatically logged and recorded by the NHS for audit and security purposes.
By nominating Now Pharmacy you agree that Now Pharmacy fulfil your repeat medicines for at least 12 months and will be your nominated pharmacy and will deliver your medicines for a period not less than 12 months from joining, unless cancelled earlier in accordance with paragraph 7 above.
You agree that your nomination should return to Now Pharmacy, if your nomination changes without providing prior notice of cancellation.
Please note that all repeat prescriptions issued by your NHS GP will be automatically sent to Now Pharmacy.
In the event that you need the medication same day, Now Pharmacy can transfer the prescription to your nearest pharmacy for you to collect.
How does the service work?
If your GP practice wrote to you inviting you into the services and you signed up, our customer services team will automatically register you with the Now Pharmacy. In the event that you downloaded the App, you will need to register and complete a prescription request through the Now Pharmacy website/one of the Now Healthcare Apps or telephone. Now Pharmacy will then forward your prescription request to your GP and it is then at your GPs discretion to issue a prescription. Your GP may want to speak to you before prescribing so your request may not be processed immediately. If you consult with your GP either over the phone or face-to-face, you should inform them that you would like your prescription to be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. Your GP may be delayed in issuing a repeat prescription. Now Pharmacy have no control over these delays and will attempt to contact your GP directly if there are any notable issues or may request that you contact your GP directly.
You can reorder your repeat prescriptions in one the Now Healthcare Group Apps and select only the items you need.
This service is not suitable for emergency supplies or loans of medication.
Once your prescription has been issued by your GP, your GP will notify Now Pharmacy and provide the prescription to dispense and dispatch your medication.
Who has responsibility for providing my medication?
You: are responsible for the prescription orders you place, the information you provide and for checking and taking any medication correctly. We aim to help the NHS reduce any medicine waste so please only place repeat orders for medication you require and are currently taking. You are responsible for complying with these Terms.
Your NHS GP: is responsible for issuing your NHS prescriptions and providing you with medical advice. Please note that all prescribing decisions are made by your GP.
Now Pharmacy: is liable for fulfilling and dispatching your prescription correctly and in accordance with all General Pharmaceutical Council standards and guidelines. Your items will be delivered by Royal Mail. Should your order contain 3 or more items the order may be dispatched, at Now Healthcare Group’s absolute discretion, using a third-party courier service.
Now Pharmacy is responsible for providing the Service. We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence and we do not seek to exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation. You have certain legal rights. These include that we will provide the Service with reasonable skill and care and within a reasonable time. You have certain legal remedies if we breach any of these rights. Nothing in these Terms is intended to affect these legal rights or other rights to which you may also be entitled. For more information on your legal rights contact your local Citizens Advice Service.
We are not responsible for any failures or delays caused by you, your GP, Pharmacy Partners, courier Partners or Royal Mail. In the event of an issue you should contact us in the first instance and we may direct you to contact your NHS GP, Courier Partners or Royal Mail as appropriate. We are not responsible for losses not caused by our breach, indirect losses or a failure to provide the Service due to any cause beyond our reasonable control which prevents us from fulfilling our obligations including but not limited to fire, storm, riot, civil disturbance, war, nuclear accident or terrorist activity and acts of God.
If we do breach these terms we shall only be liable for losses which are a reasonably foreseeable consequence of such a breach. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time of entering this Agreement.
Am I eligible to use this service?
Yes, provided you are at least eighteen (16) years of age, hold a valid UK credit or debit card in your name and are currently registered with an NHS England GP practice.
What are my obligations?
You are responsible for providing accurate information about yourself, your GP and changes to your medication. If you do not provide accurate information, then you could be putting your health at serious risk. You must check the spelling and dosage information and follow the clinical directions provided with your medication. You should review the patient information leaflet provided with the medication.
You confirm that you are requesting medications for your own personal use only. Medications should never be shared with any other person.
You agree to keep your login details confidential and not to share them with any other person.
You agree not to use any Service provided by us for any unlawful purpose, including requesting unauthorised medications.
You agree not to use our websites or applications in any way that will damage, impair or render them less efficient.
You acknowledge that the use of the Service does not grant you any rights in relation to our intellectual property rights.
If you receive any medication scheduling notifications from Now Healthcare, you acknowledge and agree that these are recommendations only and that the clinical directions given by your GP and/or pharmacist must always supersede these recommendations. In the event these recommendations contradict the guidance on your medication label, you agree to follow the instructions on the medication label.
You acknowledge that Now Healthcare Group is not responsible for incidents relating to the storage, handling, manufacture, delivery, use, misuse or abuse of your medication.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to Now Healthcare Group at any time without notice if we have reasonable grounds to believe that you have breached any of these terms.
How does payment work?
If you pay for your medication, then you will be charged the NHS prescription charge, which is currently £8.80 per item. This will appear on your bank statement. No medical information will be passed to your bank or credit card company.
If you do not pay for your medication, you will be required to declare and send appropriate evidence (depending on the exemption). You agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the exemption criteria. You agree for Now Healthcare to share this evidence of exemption with appropriate NHS authorities for verification.
Your agreement with your mobile network provider will apply when using any Service. You may be charged by your provider for network connection services while using the Service. If you are not the bill payer for the network connection services being used, you will be assumed to have received permission from the bill payer to use the Service.
Can I cancel my order?
You can cancel your order at any point until the medication is dispensed by Now Pharmacy and you will receive a full refund with the same method of payment. Unfortunately, due to the nature of prescription medications, once your items have been despatched, you will be unable to cancel your order, return the medication or receive a refund (unless you are returning them because they are damaged or have been dispatched in error). Any unwanted medicines must be disposed of by returning the medication to a pharmacy or to any authorised location.
When will I receive my medication?
Medications that are sent via Royal Mail or a Courier Partner and orders dispatched before noon on Monday to Friday should arrive within 48 hours from the time the order is dispatched by a Now Pharmacy. We cannot guarantee the exact time and day of arrival please allow for up to three working days for your medication to arrive. You understand that once your item is passed to Royal Mail or a Courier Partner by Now Pharmacy, it becomes their responsibility. Royal Mail terms and conditions apply to your order. These can be accessed here: http://www.royalmail.com/terms-and-conditions. Please contact Now Pharmacy for any relevant Courier Partner terms and conditions.
These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales and any dispute, question or remedy shall be determined exclusively by the courts of England and Wales. These Terms are only available in the English language.
If any part of these Terms is disallowed or found to be ineffective by any court or regulator, the other provisions shall continue to apply.
How can I contact you?
Please feel free to call the team on 0151 345 6426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can write to Now Healthcare Group, 1 Lowry Plaza, Salford Quays, M50 3UB. Should you wish to file a complaint, please contact us via the methods listed above. We aim to acknowledge complaints within two working days.
Schedule 2 - Additional Terms
1. Mobile Devices
- In relation to the End User Licence for the App operating system requirements, this App requires an iPhone 4 or newer. Such iPhones must have installed iOS 8 or newer. An Android smartphone must have installed Android version 4.2 or newer. (Devices)
- Any Device must be capable of having and have a consistent 3G (or faster) data connection. GPRS or EDGE connections shall not be suitable to access the App or Services. We recommend always ensuring you have a good WIFI or 4G connection as a minimum.
- By accepting these Terms you acknowledge that if you are using a wireless network to access the App, you do so at your own risk and that any wireless network used is secured with WPA-2 security.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your Device is protected and we recommend that your Device from which you access the App is protected by a suitable password and protected with sufficient anti- virus and anti-malware software.
- From time to time, the Company may make updates to the App available to you and to ensure your continued efficient use of the App we recommend that you maintain the most recent version of the App at all times. Failure to do so may result in you being unable to receive various Services via the App or the quality of such Services.
2. Purpose of App
- By accepting these Terms you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure that the App meets your individual requirements and that the App is not a medical device nor is it designed to meet individual user needs.
- You acknowledge that whilst the App is capable of holding or displaying certain information which may be of assistance in the provision of warnings of certain medical or health conditions or circumstances, the App is not designed, nor may it be used to, detect, diagnose, treat or monitor any medical or health condition or to establish the existence or absence of any medical or health condition. No responsibility whatsoever is accepted in this regard by the Company or any of its Practitioners.
- From time to time we may collect and use technical data about the App, Devices and any software, hardware and peripherals for Services that are internet-based or wireless. By accepting these terms and using the App or any of the Services, you consent to us collecting and using this technical information to improve the App and any Services we provide.
- From time to time we may need to utilise location data sent from your Device. Certain Services, including but not limited to Prescriptions, may make use of location data sent from your Device. This function can be stopped at any time by turning off the location services settings for the App on your device. By using the App and having the location services switched on, you consent to us, our Associates' and licensees' transmission, collection, maintenance, processing and use of your location data to enable us to provide and improve location-based products and services.
- The App or any Service may from time to time contain links to other independent third-party websites. Such third party websites are not under the control of the Company and the Company accepts no responsibility for and does not endorse their content or their privacy policies (if any). Your use of any third party websites is done at your own risk.
- The terms of any open-source software license may override some of the terms of this end user license, in those situations where any open-source software is provided or used within the App or any Service.
Schedule 3 Prescriptions and Other Terms
Authority to Prescribe
- The Company provides Services via its Practitioners, who are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) for the UK. Such Practitioners are duly authorised to prescribe medicines without the need to meet the patient face-to-face. The Company agrees to supply the registration numbers with the GMC of each doctor who is currently or has previously been registered with this service to provide prescriptions upon request.
- All Practitioners who have agreed to provide prescriptions through the Company’s systems have also undertaken to comply with the GMC Guidelines on remote prescribing and the essential standards of quality and safety as enforced by the Care Quality Commission. Copies of those guidelines can be found at http://www.cqc.org.uk
2. Prescription Delivery & Collection Procedures
- Through your use of the App from time to time, you may be able to:
have one of our associated dispensing chemists (Dispensing Chemist) fulfil the prescription and deliver the prescribed items to you at your address.
arrange to have your prescription dispensed by a nominated local pharmacy of your choice
- In situations where you opt to have the prescription dispensed by a nominated local pharmacy and later collect your own prescribed items, the Company will take reasonable steps to provide your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy.
- In addition, please note the Company has a link to Now Pharmacy but the user is at liberty to nominate a local Pharmacy to dispense their prescription. The Company has no control or responsibility for any such individual nominated pharmacy or their policies in relation to prescriptions, their opening hours and/or the availability of any such prescribed Products at that pharmacy.
- From time to time the Company may consider that the order is not in the best interests of the person for whom it is intended or the medication may be illegal or contrary to any regulation or guideline. In such situations the Company has discretion to refuse to fulfil an order.
3. The Company’s relationship with the Dispensing Chemist
- The Company may from time to time need to use the services of one or more Dispensing Chemists in relation to various orders, which are placed through the App for the purpose of the fulfilment of prescriptions and delivery of prescribed medication.
- The Dispensing Chemist is, at all times, a wholly separate entity from the Company and to the extent permitted by law the Company does not accept any liability whatsoever and however incurred for any acts or omissions of the dispensing chemist or its agents.
- If, through your use of the App, you opt to order your prescribed medication for delivery to your address, the medication will be dispatched by the Dispensing Chemist.
- The terms of delivery by the Dispensing Chemist shall be as follows:
the associated prices and delivery charges are as displayed within the App at the time of the order subject to Clause 14 of the Terms above;
there may be imposed a minimum price for which orders can be made. This will be displayed within the App;
any medications provided are personal to the intended person and as such returns cannot be accepted no refunds will be given for ordered medications;
the Dispensing Chemist or its agents may use its discretion to refuse to fulfil an order where it considers the order not to be in the best interests of the intended person or the medication may be illegal or contrary to any regulation or guideline;
The Dispensing Chemist will take reasonable steps to procure the processing and despatch of your prescription within 1 business day, where the medication is in stock;
the Dispensing Chemist will take reasonable steps to ensure that delivery time following despatch will be in accordance with the delivery option selected within the App. You are advised that delivery to some remote locations could take longer;
when using the click and collect service the Dispensing Chemist may from to time use third party courier companies in the delivery of orders and in situations where a third party courier is used neither the Company nor the Dispensing Chemist will be liable for any error or delay caused by any act or omission of the third party courier company;
delivery will be carried out either by express delivery or refrigerated express delivery depending on the specific needs of the medication and the delivery method request by the user within the App;
if when delivery of the order is first attempted, there is no one available to take delivery of the order, there may be a delay in delivery, and you may have to comply with the procedures of that courier company in order to collect your order, which may include having to collect it from a depot.