EPS 2 allows patients to nominate a chosen pharmacy to receive their prescriptions electronically instead of using paper prescriptions. You can nominate a pharmacy either by telling a member of the pharmacy staff, or one of the team at the surgery. They will be able to update your preference on their systems. You are free to change your preference whenever you wish which is really handy if you are on holiday in the UK and forget your meds.
How it works
The surgery staff use an electronic system to request the script, the doctor signs it electronically and sends it directly to the pharmacy who then download the prescription and dispense the medication. No more bits of paper, no lost prescriptions and a clear audit trail every step of the way. You can read more at the Health & Social Care Information Centre.
Please let us know if you would like to use EPS 2.