The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP surgery to send your prescriptions electronically to the chemist you nominate without the need for paper.
There is no need for you with repeat prescriptions to visit your GP just to collect a paper prescription.
How EPS works?
If you want your GP to send prescriptions electronically, make sure you nominate a pharmacy to receive your repeat or one-off medicine online. Nomination works as same as prescription collection service. The pharmacy collects your prescription to dispense and deliver your medicine.
The difference here is that your prescription will be sent electronically to the medicine dispenser for fulfilling your prescription.
When can you start using the EPS?
Different GPs and pharmacies will use the second stage of the Electronic Prescription Service at different times. Your prescriptions will not be sent electronically until your GP starts offering the service. Your GP will tell you when this will happen or look for the EPS sign.
Using EPS means I will see my doctor less often?
No, the service means that there is no need to calling your GP just to collect a prescription.
Nominate a pharmacy, or a dispensing appliance contractor, or a dispensing GP practice to get started with Electronic Prescription Service. Usually, there are two ways to nominate a pharmacy to receive your medicine.
- You can ask you GP practice to record a nomination for you.
- You can directly register and nominate a website that offers online pharmacy service and electronic prescription service.
Your GP will send prescriptions electronically for both one-off prescriptions and repeat prescriptions. For repeat prescriptions, you might have to continue re-ordering your regular medication from web pharmacy such as Pharmacy Outlet. You can even receive your medicine right at your doorstep with free delivery.
The Electronic Prescription Service is safe, reliable and confidential. Only authorised pharmacist working with Pharmacy Outlet will be able to view your online prescription.