Select the correct size from the table above. Measure from the waist as for normal underwear. If in doubt, go down a size rather than up a size. We strongly recommend that you use a tape measure rather than relying on trouser waist size which are variable and often incorrect.
The Orione Hernia Brief (male) model #316 is available, in 9 waist sizes in white only.
2. Look up the PIP Code against your size. The PIP Code is an internal Pharmacy and NHS item code.
3. Take to your GP
Quote the relevant PIP Code to your GP. You are allowed up to 3 pairs of briefs per year on prescription. Your GP should be able to find us in the Drugs Tariff in Part IXA Appliances as 'ORIONE HERNIA BRIEF'. We are only relatively recently on the NHS Drugs Tariff and given the number of products in this catalogue he/she may not be aware of them.
4. With your Prescription form (FP10) visit any one of the following:
We also supply many independent pharmacy groups such as...
The pharmacy will then order the brief for you. If there are any puzzled looks when you present your prescription tell them it is a 'special' and needs to be ordered. If one pharmacist cannot or will not help, simply take your green FP10 prescription form to a different one. Please ring us on 01647 270257 telling us the chemist chain that you are having difficulty with, we will be able to help. Most pharmacies will have a 24 hour turnaround for this item. All Boots and Alliance Pharmacies will order via their Specials team and although any pharmacy 'should' be able to get them for you in our experience these are the most efficient distributors. We strongly recommend Boots Chemist as the easiest path to get our product.
Pharmacists may quote 5-10 days for delivery. This is incorrect, we ship rapidly same-day up to 5:15 for next-working-day delivery to the Pharmacy.
5. Wait 24 hours for delivery.
Then pick up your briefs from the pharmacy.
How this helps you.
By retaining your hernia in a reducible state, not only is your quality of life improved in the short-term, but your long-term surgical outcome will be improved because you will present for surgery with a smaller hernia. We hear this time and time again from customers who regretted not wearing some form of support earlier in their diagnosis.
If you have problems with your Chemist / or Prescription...
Our anecdotal evidence is that Boots and the independent pharmacies are the most efficient at procuring this item. If one pharmacist cannot or will not help, simply take your FP10 prescription form to a different one. Please ring us on 01647 270257 telling us the chemist chain that you are having difficulty with, we will be able to help. Most pharmacies will have a 24 hour turnaround for this item.
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