Electronic Prescribing

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically. This will work in one of two ways:

– You can choose a pharmacy that you would like all of your prescriptions to be sent to. If you choose this option, it will be sent electronically to the pharmacy you have chosen. If you have not already nominated a pharmacy and wish to do so, please use the online EPS nomination form.

– If you do not want to nominate a pharmacy as above, your prescription will still be processed electronically, but you can decide each time you are issued a prescription where you would like it to be dispensed. You will be given a barcode that you can take to any pharmacy or other dispenser in England, and they will scan it to download your prescription from the secure NHS database.

You can find more information about EPS on the NHS website.