Frontline Healthcare has launched an NHS prescription service website to improve patient access to essential healthcare services.

Prescriptions.co.uk aims to deliver a million prescriptions to patients’ homes a month, which represents one eightieth of prescriptions issued in the UK through Hub & Spoke dispensing services.

The site will achieve full functionality next year as it aims to support healthcare professionals with delivery of repeat prescriptions as the population rises and there is a greater proportion of older people.

It follows the 2016 launch of Frontline Healthcare’s online brand Chemist.co.uk. The Rochdale-based firm is currently in the final stages of becoming a fully-fledged online pharmacy, offering private prescription services and over-the-counter products, and can ship products to customers worldwide.

Frontline Healthcare won the Ward Hadaway award for fastest-growing small business in the North-West this year.

The business is regulated by the General Pharmacy Council and was co-founded by the current superintendent pharmacist Antony John Nuttall.