Online Repeat Prescriptions: Information for Patients

online repeat prescriptionIn the UK, you can order online repeat prescriptions from a GMC registered pharmacy that offers the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). In this article, you find basic information about the online repeat prescription service introduced by the NHS England.

Patients are often encouraged to use the EPS if they need regular medication for treating their chronic health condition. They are requested to provide a re-order form (white slip) for all repeat prescriptions. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered using the right-hand side of the slip.

A repeat medication can be viewed and ordered through the EPS, which means it can be requested by nominating a pharmacy. Patients should inform their pharmacist which medication they need through the EPS. The traditional way of getting your regular medication is picking up your repeat prescription from your GP and dropping it off to your pharmacy.

The online repeat prescription service is probably one of the best ways to get your regular medication. The EPS allows your GP to send your repeat prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice, saving you time. All you need to do is go to the pharmacy and collect your medication without much waiting. Some chemists such as PharmacyOutlet offer free home delivery of your regular medications.

The NHS Repeat Prescription Service is free, safe, reliable and confidential. So, you can completely rely on this service to fulfil your repeat prescription needs. In fact, the NHS has stated that EPS would become a default option for refilling repeat prescriptions in near future.

Patients are requested to allow at least two working days for processing a repeat prescription. Pharmacies often request patients to order their repeat prescription at least a week before nearing the end of the current supply. This gives sufficient time to a GP to send the prescription electronically and a pharmacist to dispense your medication.

Nomination of a pharmacy is necessary to order online repeat prescriptions. If you want to cancel or change the nomination, you must speak to your GP and pharmacist.

If you want to order online repeat prescription through the EPS, PharmacyOutlet can help you. Call 03333 222 400 to get more information.