Patients are now able to have their prescriptions sent electronically to a pharmacy of their choice. This means that there will be no need for a paper prescription.
For more information or to nominate a pharmacy, please ask reception.
Electronic Prescriptions Update - 16th June 2020
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means that almost all of our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 16th June 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money, and will be a more efficient, faster and more secure prescription service.
You will still request and receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now. But from now, you have 2 choices:
- You can nominate a pharmacy (most will have this already) to dispense your medications. When a prescription is issued, it will be sent electronically to the nominated pharmacy you have chosen and you can collect medicines/appliances without having to show a paper prescription
- You can decide each time you are issued a prescription where you would like it sent. When you are issued a prescription, you will be given a paper token to take to any pharmacy or dispenser in England. The paper copy will contain a unique barcode that will be scanned to download your prescription from the secure NHS database.
As always, you can change or cancel your choice of dispenser at any time, please just get in contact with us before you order your next prescription (Please allow time for this update to take place to avoid your next prescription being sent to the wrong place).