Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
East Parade Surgery is currently using a new Prescription Service. The service is a more secure way for prescriptions to be sent to the Pharmacy as they are sent electronically, reducing the risk of them being lost or stolen.
The prescription is an electronic message so no paper prescription is needed. As soon as your GP authorises your prescription, it is sent electronically to the pharmacy you have nominated and they have access to the prescription and can dispense it. This means you may not have to wait as long for your prescription and your prescription can be prepared for you, before you arrive.
You 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. If the prescription needs to be cancelled or changed, your GP can electronically cancel and reissue the prescription without you having to return to the practice or having to wait for the pharmacy to come back to the practice to collect it.
What You Should Do Now
If you already have a nominated pharmacy that collects your prescriptions, you do not need to do anything. To nominate a pharmacy, you can either let the pharmacy know you want to nominate them, you can contact the surgery and we will add your nominated pharmacy to your record or you can use the online service if you are registered for it. To access our online services click here.