Repeat Prescriptions

Send Your Prescription Direct to Pharmacy

New electronic prescribing service (EPS) is replacing the need for most paper prescriptions, you can send your prescription electronically from your doctor’s surgery to your chosen pharmacy.

What Does this Mean for you?

  • If you collect your repeat prescription from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
  • You will have more choice about where you get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • You may not have a to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

How Do you Arrange for Your Prescription to go Electronically?

To do this you must nominate a pharmacy or dispensing contractor of your choice. Once you have done this your GP practice can send your prescription electronically.

Ask reception, your pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. If you are registered on the NHS App you can add your own nominated pharmacy.

You don’t need a computer to use EPS.

Request your prescription in the usual way, giving 48hrs notice then collect from your pharmacy.

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