Changes to Repeat Prescriptions from 1st May
After discussion with the our Patient Participation Group the partners have decided that, apart from controlled drugs, we will be sending ALL repeat prescriptions via EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) from 1st May.
This means your repeat prescriptions will be sent directly to your nominated chemist. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy reception will send a text message to inform you which pharmacy your prescription has been sent to.
Please see below for more information on EPS.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service.
Patient Notice: Not all items can be ordered via EPS. Currently, controlled drugs and food products cannot be ordered this way. Any queries please contact reception
How is it different?
It allows the GP surgery to send your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, by using this new Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) you will no longer have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription.
Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place (e.g. Pharmacy) you choose, saving you time.
How can you use the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescriptions to. This is called nomination.
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!
Please allow 2 working days (not including Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays) before collecting items from your nominated Pharmacy.
For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP practice