We now offer the Electronic Prescription Service to our patients. If you currently ask us to send your prescription to a nominated pharmacy then rather than give them a paper prescription we will send all prescriptions to them electronically.

 

This will not affect the way that you request prescriptions.

Benefits for you

Nearly all pharmacies will be connected to the service, so you will be able to get your medicines from any pharmacy you choose – whether it's near home, work or the shops.

You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as often there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock when the pharmacist receives your prescription , they can be ordered in ready for you.

A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on NHS Choices Website You will see 'Electronic Prescription Service Available here' next to the name of the pharmacy listed.

What happens if I do not wish to use the service?

You can continue to pick up paper copies of your prescription from the surgery as you do now and these can be taken to any pharmacy.

More information is available in the EPS leaflet.