As more and more people start to take advantage of the ease and convenience of online pharmacies, there has been an increase in the number of fraudulent enterprises trying to take advantage of this trend. The National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre has some useful resources when it comes to spotting medical scams, but what should you look for when ordering prescriptions online and why can you trust Post My Meds’ online Pharmacy?

We are a fully registered UK online pharmacy with a physical premises

PostMyMeds is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC) and the Medicines Healthcare and Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The GPHC is a regulatory body for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain that works to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services. This includes:

  • Protecting the public and giving them assurance that they will receive safe and effective care when using pharmacy services
  • Setting standards for pharmacy professionals and pharmacies to enter and remain on the register
  • Seeking assurance that pharmacy professionals and pharmacies continue to meet our standards, including by inspecting pharmacies

The MHRA are responsible for regulating medicines and medical devices in the UK. This includes making sure medical products:

  • are of consistent high quality
  • are appropriate to their intended use
  • meet the requirements of the marketing authorisation (MA) or product specification

If you follow the links at the bottom of our website, you can see where we are registered with the GHPC and the MHRA. You’re also more than welcome to visit us in person at our pharmacy in Twickenham.

Our website is secure

We have an extended validation SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, which requires companies like us to register in order to securely process data. Look for the padlock symbol in your browser’s address bar. This gives our customers extra piece of mind that their details are safe and secure with PostMyMeds.

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server. Encryption is the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorised parties can access it and those who are not authorised cannot. Our SSL certificate serves as a kind of electronic passport that establishes our credentials when we’re doing business online. When a customer attempts to send confidential information to PostMyMeds, their browser accesses our digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

An organisation needs to install an SSL Certificate in order to initiate a secure session with browsers. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure. You can tell that a website has a valid SSL certificate when the application protocol (also known as HTTP) changes to HTTPS in the address bar of your browser.

As mentioned, you should also see a padlock or green bar in the browser when you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed. An extended validation Certificate is of higher quality and requires extra checks on the company, in order to show the company name in green next to the Padlock.

We have excellent reviews on TrustPilot

These days it can feel like stepping into the unknown when the product or service you want to use doesn’t have many reviews online. Fortunately, at the time of writing we have 2,121 reviews that average out at 5 stars on popular review platform TrustPilot. Take a look at what our many happy customers have to say about our service here.

If you have any other questions, you can give us a call on 020 8894 6080 or visit our pharmacy in Twickenham. We also have an online chat function on our website, where you can leave us a message or chat with our live support.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jul 05, 2018 by Thomas Hall
Reviewed Jan 13, 2020 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm