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Posted on 2 Nov 2018
If you regularly get prescriptions, you could save time by getting them electronically.
Get your prescriptions electronically
The electronic prescription service (EPS) lets your doctor send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
Using EPS means you:
- can go straight to the pharmacy to get your prescription instead of going to your doctor first
- may spend less time waiting at your pharmacy if they have had time to prepare your medicine in advance
How to sign up to EPS
You need to check that your GP practice offers EPS. If it does, ask if you can sign up.
You don’t need a computer - the prescription is sent directly from your GP practice to the pharmacy.
You’ll need to choose which pharmacy your prescriptions will be sent to. You can change this at any time by telling your GP or the pharmacy you want to use.
1. Electronic prescriptions help you, your doctors and the environment. You can help save NHS funds by nominating the pharmacy of your choice to receive your prescriptions electronically. Ask practice staff for more information.
2. 2 out of 3 patients on repeat medicines now receive electronic prescriptions. Join them by choosing which pharmacy to collect your prescriptions from. Ask practice staff for more information.
3. Did you know that the NHS spends a significant amount more money processing and storing paper prescriptions? Choose electronic prescriptions to save you time, save NHS funds and help the environment. Ask us for more details.
4. We’re making things easier for you by sending your prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy, ready for you to collect your medicines. Ask practice staff for more information.
5. Over half of all prescriptions are now electronic. Ask practice staff for more information.
6. All you have to do to start using the electronic prescription service is choose which pharmacy to collect your prescriptions from. Ask practice staff for more information.