Electronic Prescribing Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows us to send any prescriptions directly to your chosen Pharmacy to collect. 

What does this mean for you?

If you've historically collected your prescriptions from the Surgery, these can be sent directly to your chosen Pharmacy for collection, which saves you time.  

Your chosen pharmacy can be anywhere in England, which means you can have your prescription sent to a Pharmacy close to home or work. 

As the Pharmacy receives your prescription in advance, you generally won't have to wait for the precscription to be processed in the same way as a paper prescription, which will save you time. 

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

 It may not be if you:

  • don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. You can choose:

  • a pharmacy. a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).
  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination?

Yes you can. If you want to change or your nomination, speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

For more information please visit the NHS Choices website .