Electronic Prescription Service

Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service allows your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.

To sign up, you need to speak to your preferred pharmacy and complete a form to confirm that they can receive your prescription directly.

Once you have signed up, your chosen pharmacy will receive your prescription electronically and you will not have to pick up your paper prescription from us.

If you have already nominated a pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to them electronically unless you tell us otherwise.    If you need to obtain a paper prescription for any reason, just let us know at the time of ordering.

This service is optional and you can continue to collect paper prescriptions as you do now, if you prefer.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service will be enabled at Front Street Surgery on  21 January 2020.

  • 2 out of 3 patients on repeat medicines now receive electronic prescriptions.  If you haven't already done so, nominate the pharmacy of your choice to receive your prescriptions electronically.
  • Your GP will send a series of repeat prescriptions to your pharmacy in one go, so there is no need for you to order them each time.
  • Collecting prescriptions from your pharmacy without having to order them from your GP saves time for you.
  • Time saved in practices means more appointments available for patients.
  • Electronic prescribing is easier for the NHS to manage so that medicine use stays safe, effective and efficient.
  • Processing fewer paper prescriptions helps save NHS funds and helps the environment.
  • This is a reliable, secure and confidential NHS service.  Unlike paper prescriptions, electronic prescriptions can't get lost between the doctor and the pharmacy.

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