Electronic Prescription Service

From 18th December 2013 Beversbrook Medical Centre will be able to offer an Electronic Prescription Service This is an NHS service which gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.

 

This new service will mean that your GP will be able to send your prescription electronically to the Pharmacy you choose to get your medication from - without the need for paper in most cases.  The Electronic Prescription Service is reliable, secure and confidential.

A New Way to Get Your Medicines

Currently, patients order their prescriptions in writing, this request is then processed by the Surgery and a paper script is printed and signed by your GP.  The paper script is then made available to collect from the Surgery by the patient or by their representative/pharmacy collection service. 

 

Under the new Electronic Prescription Service the script is sent electronically to the patient's nominated surgery so there is no need to visit the surgery to collect the paper script.  It is hoped that this service will prove to be more convenient for our patients and make the process of collecting prescriptions much more streamlined and efficient.

 

In addition, patients will have more choice about where they can collect medication frm because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

 

More information about the Electronic Prescription Service can be found in the below brochure.

EPS Patient Brochure
This downloadable brochure provides more information about the EPS service.
eps Brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [157.5 KB]

Nominating a Pharmacy

In order to take advantage of electronic prescribing you will need to 'nominate' a pharmacy of your choice to recieve your prescriptions electronically.  You can ask a member of staff in the pharmacy to arrange this or you can speak to a member of staff in the surgery.  Alternatively, you can complete the nomination form below and e-mail it to us at beversbrook@nhs.net

EPS Nomination Form
Use this form to nominate your chosen pharmacy.
EPS Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [183.2 KB]

More Information

More information about the NHS Electronic Prescription Service can be found on the NHS Connecting for Health website here