Electronic Prescription Service
This practice now offers the Electronic Prescription Service , so if you have nominated a pharmacy, your GP will send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.
If you would like to take advantage of this service and haven’t yet completed a nomination form, you should either ask your preferred pharmacy to set your nomination or select your pharmacy on our online repeat prescription request form.
This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.
Benefits for you
If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to spend your time going to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with less chance of it getting lost.
Nearly all pharmacies will be connected to the service, so you will be able to get your medicines from any pharmacy you choose – whether it’s near home, work or the shops.
You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as often there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock when the pharmacist receives your prescription , they can be ordered in ready for you.
What happens if I do not wish to use the service?
Nothing- you will continue to get paper prescriptions as you do now.
Click on the link below to watch a small video explaining EPS:
A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on NHS Choices Website [Pharmacy Listings] You will see ‘Electronic Prescription Service Available here’ next to the name of the pharmacy listed.
If you are on regular medications and you collect prescriptions by post or by coming to the surgery, EPS is a more convenient way to collect your prescriptions. We send the prescription electronically to the pharmacy chosen by you, so it is ready for collection from the pharmacy without you having to come to the surgery.
EPS is useful if you have a pharmacy nearer to you that is more convenient than attending the surgery and you use the same pharmacy to collect your prescriptions. If you go to different pharmacies each time to collect your prescriptions then EPS is not suitable for you.
Certain controlled medications like tramadol cannot be sent by EPS. You have to collect the prescription from surgery.