Electronic Prescription Service
What is the Electronic Prescription Service?
A new way to get your medicines and appliances
If you get regular prescriptions, the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP. EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice. Choosing a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to process your EPS prescription is called nomination.
This means you’ll no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice – instead, you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.
Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait. However, this depends on the capacity of pharmacists on the day and may not be possible all the time.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. The surgery can send your prescription electronically to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to spend your time going to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with no chance of it getting lost.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from, because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock, they can be ordered in ready for you.
You can read the EPS Patient Information Leaflet HERE.
When will I be able to use EPS?
This practice is now live and using this fantastic new service.
Opening Hours (Mon-Fri):
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm &
6.30pm - 8.00pm (pre booked appointments only)
Saturday: 9.00 - 12noon (pre booked appointments only)
Reception: 8.15am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 6.30pm
8.30am - 6.00pm
Phlebotomy (Blood Tests):
8.40am - 11.40am (transport of specimens to the lab limits the service times)
40 North Road, Bourne, PE10 9BT
40 North Road,
Bourne, PE10 9BT