Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)
The Electronic Prescribing Service gives you the chance to have your prescriptions sent electronically to your chosen chemist. Please note that some medications such as controlled drugs are not able to be sent electronically at the moment.
What does this mean for you?
- If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP surgery you will not have to visit your GP surgery to pick up your paper prescriptions anymore. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to your chosen chemist, saving you time. Please let the prescription clerk, or reception team know your chosen chemist.
- You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a chemist near to where you live, work or shop, and if you go away on holiday within the UK, your prescription can be sent to a chemist near your holiday destination.
- Your repeat prescriptions can be ready to collect at your chosen chemist before you arrive, saving you time. Please allow at a least 4 working days before going to the chemist to collect your medications.
Nominating a Chemist
You will need to nominate a chemist in order for your prescription to be sent electronically. You can ask any chemist that offers Electronic Prescribing to set up your nomination, or we can add your nomination here for you at the surgery. You don’t need a computer to do this. Please let the prescription clerk or reception team know your chosen nominated chemist, and we can add this to your records.
Can I change my nominated chemist? Yes you can. Just inform your chosen chemist or the surgery before your next prescription is due. If you change your nominated for a one off, for example to a holiday destination, please remember to change it back before your next prescription is due.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential? Yes it is. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in the GP surgery, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.