The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a free NHS service that reduces the need for you to visit your GP surgery to collect a paper prescription.
You choose the place you would like your prescriptions to go to. Choosing a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to process your EPS prescription is called nomination. You can choose the most convenient place for you, such as near your home, where you shop or where you work. The GP practice or pharmacy can record your nomination for you. Nomination is flexible and can be changed or removed at any time.
You can then order your prescription in the same way you do now. Your prescription is sent safely using a NHS secure database by your GP, and will only be seen by exactly the same people who see and use the paper prescription today. Your chosen pharmacy or dispenser will receive the electronic prescription. The prescription is an electronic message, so there is no paper prescription to lose.
For more information, visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or speak to your pharmacy or GP practice.