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What is the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?

EPS is an NHS-funded service in England. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the healthcare professional that you choose to get your medication or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

If you currently 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. You will have more choice about where to get your medication from because it can be collected from a pharamcy near where you live, work or shop. You may also not have to as long at the pharmacy as there will be more time for your repeat prescriptions to be prepared before you arrive.

Is this service right for you?

YES - 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

    • Already use a prescription collection service

NO - if you:

    • Don't get prescriptions very often

    • Pick up your medicines from different places

    • Travel or work away from home a lot

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