NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
On 13th February, Church Street Practice will go live with the NHS Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) – a service where prescriptions can be sent electronically to the patients’ chosen pharmacy or Appliance Company instead of a paper prescription being printed and collected.
This is currently an optional service and any patients who want their prescriptions to be sent electronically need to speak to their chosen pharmacy who will officially nominate them.
Patients will not automatically have their prescriptions sent this way – it is an OPT-IN service.
The NHS EPS is a secure and confidential service and your electronic prescription will only be seen by the same people who see your paper prescription now (GP practice staff, pharmacy staff, NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies).