The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service where the surgery can send your prescription electronically to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Bexley were one of the first areas in the country to start using this service in early 2012.
What does this mean for you?
- Instead of visiting your GP practice to collect a paper prescription, your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with no chance of it getting lost.
- You will have more choice about where to collect your medicines from – a pharmacy near to home or work
- You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as 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, they can be ordered in ready for you.
- It is the patients responsability to ensure that they notify the pharmacy and the practice if the pharmacy details have been changed or if they no longer want their prescriptions to go to a pharmacy.
How do I choose a pharmacy to collect my medicines from?
Patients need to choose a pharmacy to collect medicines from by completing a ‘nomination form’ available from participating chemists.