Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service.It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the pharmacy.

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 us, saving 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.

YES if you want to have your medicines delivered

IT MAY NOT BE if you if don’t get prescriptions very often or want to pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose your pharmacy to receive the electronic prescription. This is called nomination.

Any pharmacy operating full EPS can be nominated; Patients are not restricted to nominating a pharmacy near their GP practice. However, you can only nominate one pharmacy at a time.

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 your GP practice or any pharmacist that offers EPS.Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

NHS Electronic Prescription Service


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