Electronic Prescribing Service
What is the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?
The Electronic Prescription Service, or EPS, enables prescriptions to be sent electronically from the GP practice to a pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.
With EPS, you would no longer need to collect paper prescriptions from the practice as a prescription can be sent securely to your nominated pharmacy where you usually collect your medicines or medical appliances.
EPS is an established service that has been available for many years. It is easy to use, and you don't need access to a computer or electronic device.
How do I start using EPS?
Firstly, you will need to choose the pharmacy or dispenser that will dispense your prescribed medicines.
Your pharmacy of choice will be referred to as your nominated pharmacy and this nomination can be added to your record by the GP practice or the pharmacy.
You can change or cancel your nominated pharmacy or dispenser at any time.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/prescriptions-and-pharmacies/electronic-prescriptions/, your pharmacy or GP practice.
Information submitted through secure forms is used only for the purposes of processing your request. We may
be in touch with you in relation to the information submitted.
All Information submitted through secure forms is secured with a private key and is accessed over a secure
connection by nominated staff. We have a strict confidentiality policy.
This information is not shared with any third party organisations.
This information is retained for up to 28 days.
Should you have any concerns about sending your personal details using the web,
please use one of the alternative methods offered by our organisation.