Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
Prescriptions can be printed or sent via EPS. The latter is an instant emailing service which is secure and is particularly useful for remote consultations and for repeat/repeat dispensing prescriptions. For an EPS prescription to be done, you will be asked to nominate a pharmacy of your choice – this can be to any pharmacy in England who have subscribed to the EPS service. Once allocated, this pharmacy will remain your default pharmacy for future prescriptions, but can easily be changed upon request.
Requesting Repeat prescriptions
Please allow up to two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
* Please note we do not take telephone calls for repeat prescriptions as this can lead to errors.
We are currently trying to switch medications being given on a long term basis to “repeat dispensing” which means that it will be dispensed automatically by the pharmacy without the need for a request to be received by the practice. This is suitable for medications that patients take regularly (i.e. daily/weekly etc) and do not require monitoring. A review will still be needed when the authorised number of medication issues has expired. This option is not suitable for controlled drugs, drugs requiring regular blood tests or clinical review, or patients whose condition is not considered stable. We hope this will improve patient experience in terms of accessing repeat medication supplies and also to free-up clinician time for other commitments.
Delivery service – Many pharmacies offer this service for patients unable to leave their residence