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The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to a place of your choice. That can be near home, work or where you shop.
What does this mean for you?
You no longer need to collect your paper prescription from the surgery. Your GP will send your prescription electronically to the place of your choice. This will save you time.
You will have more choice about where you collect your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy because your medication will probably be ready for you when you arrive.
Is this service right for you?
YES if you:
It may not be if you:
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for the surgery to electronically send your prescription to. This is called a NOMINATION. Simply ask the pharmacy of your choice or here at the surgery to add your nomination for you. You do not need a computer to do this.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
YES. Please inform the pharmacy or the surgery before your next prescription is due. This gives time to make sure your prescription goes to the right place for you.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
YES. Your electronic prescription will be still only be seen by the same people that see your paper prescription now.
It is important for the doctor or nurse to review your medication to ensure that:
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 2 full days (48 hours), excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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