The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an amazing service that lets your GP practice send your prescriptions via the IT systems to the pharmacy that you nominate – without the need for using a handwritten prescription.
The EPS means that there is no need for a patient with regular prescriptions to visit a GP practice just to collect a paper script.
How does the electronic prescription service work?
Firstly, if you want your GP practice to send your prescription electronically, it is essential to choose a place from where you can get your medicines. The place could be a fully stocked chemist, a dispensing appliance contractor, or even a GP who supplies medicines.
The nomination process is similar to the prescription collection service where the pharmacy collects your repeat prescriptions on the behalf of you. Instead of you going to your GP practice to collect a paper prescription, you can use this online service. The difference here is that your repeat prescriptions are sent via the internet.
You can nominate a pharmacy that is convenient to where you live. For more convenience, you can select an online pharmacy that will collect your prescriptions online from your GP practice and deliver your medicine with free delivery.
Many GP surgeries and pharmacies offer the second stage of the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. Your prescription is not sent online until your GP practice is entitled to offer the EPS. Your GP practice is a right person to explain to you when and how to make use of the NHS electronic prescription service.
The service is reliable, safe and confidential. Only the authorised staff members associated with your GP practice and your pharmacist will be able to see your online prescriptions.
Pharmacy Outlet, one of the UK’s registered online pharmacies, offers the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. It is owned and managed by the Pharmacentric Limited, which is located at 40 London Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AA.