EPS Nomination

Prescription Dispensing

What is the Electronic Prescription Service?

The Electronic Prescription Service, or EPS, is an NHS service that allows you to change how you receive your prescription. With EPS, your GP can send your prescription directly to a pharmacy of your choice, ready for when you arrive.

You will not need to visit your GP to pick up a paper prescription if you collect repeat prescriptions. Your GP can send it electronically to a pharmacy of your choosing. If you need to cancel a prescription or begin a new medication, you can also use EPS to manage them electronically through your GP.

The Electronic Prescription service was implemented to assist those who struggle to regularly travel to their GP to pick up paper prescriptions. The service also helps GP and Pharmacy staff manage patients’ prescriptions effectively. 

It is an entirely secure, confidential and reliable service. Your information will not be shared outside of those who would manage a paper prescription otherwise.

What Does This Mean for You?

There are several benefits to signing up for the Electronic Prescription Service:

  • Time Saving

    If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

  • Convenience

    You will have more choice about where to get your medicines because they can be collected from a location near to where you live, work or shop.

  • Repeat Prescriptions

    You may not have to wait as long as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

FAQs

Is the Electronic Prescription Service Right for You?

EPS will be a good option for you if you have a stable condition and you:

 

  • Don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription
  • Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now

 

EPS may not be for you if:

 

  • You don’t get prescriptions very often
  • You pick up your medicines from different places

How Do You Use EPS?

We offer all of our patients the option to opt-in and out of EPS at any time, to ensure convenience and help you manage your repeat prescriptions effectively. First, you will need to choose a place for your GP to send the electronic prescription to. This is called “Nomination”

 

You can choose between:

 

  • A pharmacy
  • A Dispensing Appliance Contractor
  • Your dispensing GP practice

 

You can ask us to add your nomination to us for you, you will not need to use a computer. Alternatively, you can fill out this form to nominate Your Village Pharmacy for your repeat prescriptions.

Why Is the Electronic Prescription Service Important?

On average, GP practices save roughly an hour and 20 minutes each day by signing electronic repeat prescriptions compared to paper versions. GP practices also save an average of an hour and 13 minutes a day by producing electronic versions of repeat prescriptions compared to paper-based ones.

 

Patients using the Electronic Prescription Service find it much easier to pick up repeat prescriptions from their chosen location. This also directly helps save time in busy GP practices.

Changing Nomination or Cancelling EPS

If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination, send us an email or telephone us at ———. You can also ask your GP to practice. Be sure to inform us or your GP before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Nominate us as your chosen pharmacy for the Electronic Prescription Service using this form or send us an email at hello@yourvillagepharmacy.co.uk.

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Have a Question?

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1. Sign Up

Fill out the EPS nomination form to nominate Your Village Pharmacy to receive prescriptions from your GP.

2. Order

We dispense all NHS prescriptions, as well as dental and private prescriptions. Once we have requested your prescription from your GP, they will sign it off and send it to us electronically.

3. Collect

As soon as your GP sends us the prescription, we will receive it immediately, meaning that you can collect it from us as soon as we alert you.

4. Delivery

We can deliver your medication free of charge within a 2 mile radius, and are working to arrange an automated 24 hour collection point in the future. If you would like to arrange a delivery, contact us today.

Electronic Prescription Service

EPS Nomination Form

Date of Birth(Required)
NHS number (if known) on the actual field