Just picked up my latest package of repeat meds from chemist. I have also just registered for the above. The idea being that GPs will automatically issue prescriptions to chemists when you are about to run out of your meds without you having to put in a request. It's being rolled out from the beginning of April, so I may not actually benefit for a few months yet. Pharmacist will do periodic reviews, although main reviews will still be with your GP.
Pharmacist will also be able to discuss various aspects of your meds, like side effects.
A select few surgeries are just finishing the pilot scheme and it has proved very successful.
Time will tell.
May save the me hassle of arguing over whether or not I can continue with HRT.
However, I do wonder what we will be paying our GPs for eventually, apart from the obvious - diagnosis, referral.