The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) -
A new way to get your medicines and appliances.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have regular monthly medication and you:
It may not be for you if you:
It is important to note that if you live more than 1 mile away from a local pharmacy then you will be able to collect your medication from the dispensary.
THIS SERVICE DOES NOT AFFECT ANY NEW OR CURRENT DISPENSING PATIENTS.
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for us to electronically send your prescription to. This is called a nomination. You can choose:
Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or alternatively speak to a member of our dispensary to add your nomination. You don’t need a computer to do this.
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 please contact us. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS. Tell us before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in our practice, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
The practice is collaborating with the NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) who is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA.
For more information visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or contact us directly on 01945 660460.