Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

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If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP.

EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.

Choosing a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to process your EPS prescription is called nomination. This means, you will no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice and instead you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.

Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait. However, this will depend on the capacity of pharmacists on the day and may not be possible all the time.

In the future, EPS will become the default option for prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of prescriptions in primary care in England. More information about this will be available soon.

How can I start using EPS?

You don't need a computer to use EPS. You can use the Electronic Prescription Service as long as the pharmacy (or other dispensing appliance contractor) offers the service.

You'll then need to nominate the place you'd like to pick up your prescription medicines or appliances from in the future. You can choose the most convenient place for you, such as near your home, where you shop or where you work. This is flexible and can be changed at any time, just let us or your nominated pharmacy know.

How can I cancel the service?

You can always change or cancel your nomination. Simply contact us or your nominated pharmacist before you order your next prescription. Allow time for the update to take place, to avoid your next prescription being sent to the wrong place.



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