The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is one of the NHS-funded services in the UK. It allows your GP practice to send prescriptions electronically to the place you nominate, which could be a pharmacy or a dispensing appliance contractor.
What does EPS mean for you?
If you regularly collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice, you will no longer have to visit your GP’s office just to pick up your paper script. Instead, your GP practice will send your prescriptions to the pharmacy via the internet, saving you time.
It depends on you from where to get your medicine; you can nominate a pharmacy near where you live or work. You may also not have to wait in the pharmacy store, as your repeat prescriptions are already dispensed before you arrive.
Is EPS right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you do not want to visit your GP surgery just to collect a paper script. It is also the right service for you if you collect your medicines from the same pharmacy at all times.
No, if you do not get prescriptions very often, collect your medicines from different pharmacies, or travel or work away from home a lot.
You have the right to choose the place where you want your GP practice to send your electronic prescription – this is called “nomination”. You can choose a pharmacy, a dispensing GP practice, or a dispensing GP practice.
Can I change or cancel my nomination?
Yes, you can change or cancel the nomination, but only after informing your GP practice and pharmacist. Nomination is quite flexible and can be changed or cancelled at any time. You have to tell them before your prescription is due; otherwise, your prescription might be sent to the incorrect place.
PharmacyOutlet is a UK’s online pharmacy that offers the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, so if you nominate it, your GP practice can send your prescriptions electronically. Once your prescription is received, PharmacyOutlet dispenses and delivers your medicines right to your door. This online pharmacy offers free delivery of NHS prescriptions.
If you want to reap the benefits of EPS, you can complete a nomination form and choose PharmacyOutlet as your dispenser. To know more about the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, call 03333 222 400.