What is EPS?
EPS is a system that has been devised to make it easier for Patients to pick up their repeat prescription. It is called Electronic Prescription Service or EPS for short. EPS is a NHS service that sends your prescriptions from the Surgery to a Pharmacy without the need for a paper copy. Patients need to nominate a Pharmacy of their choice; this Pharmacy will receive your prescription direct from your GP Surgery via the EPS.
What Does it Mean for Patients?
With EPS patients will not need to visit their GP Surgery to collect their prescription anymore. Patients will have more choice about where to get their medicines from because you can choose a Pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. EPS is reliable, secure and confidential as the electronic prescription can only be seen by the same people in the GP Surgery and Pharmacies who see your paper prescription now.
What Do I Need to Do?
You need to fill in an EPS nomination form from your chosen pharmacy where your electronic prescription will be delivered to direct from your GP, without you needing to collect and take your paper prescription to a Pharmacy. However, you do not need to make a nomination if you still wish to collect your prescription from the surgery.