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Electronic Prescriptions

This surgery offers the Electronic Prescription Service2 (EPS2)

What does this mean for you?

  • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose saving you time.

  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.  You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive

Is this service right for you? 

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • don’t want to visit your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

  • collect your medicines from the same pharmacy 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 EPS?

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

to. This is called nomination. You can choose:


  • a pharmacy

  • a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one)


Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add

your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.


Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your  prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to

change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist that offers EPS.  It is important to 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.

Some timesdispensers 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



Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.



For further information on EPS click here

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