Hunmanby Surgery

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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

A new way to get your medication and appliances

We are now able to send your prescription using the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

This means that most of our patients will be able to put in a request for their prescription and then collect their medicines directly from their preferred pharmacy without needing to collect a prescription from the surgery.

How will you benefit?

You will no longer need to come to the surgery to collect your prescription, you may not have to wait as long when collecting your prescription from the pharmacy and there is less chance of losing your prescription.

This service will suit patients that:-

  • have a stable condition and don’t want to come tot the surgery every time to collect a repeat prescription
  • collect their medicines from the same place most of the time
  • use a prescription service

This service may not suit you 

if you only get prescriptions occasionally or if you need to pick up your medicines from different places – you may not benefit from the Electronic Prescription Service.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for us to electronically send your prescription to. This is called “nomination”. Your pharmacist can update this for you when collecting your prescription. We may also ask you for your “nomination” if we are giving you a prescription.

Change your “nomination ” at any time

If you want to change or cancel your nomination, or you do not want us to send your prescription electronically then please speak to any pharmacist that offers EPS or tell us before we prepare your prescription.

For more information……

  • if you have access to the internet, please visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
  • next time you collect your prescription from your pharmacist
  • next time you request your prescription, please ask one of our receptionists

EPS 4 

In the near future almost all prescriptions will be processed and signed electronically. Over 95% of prescriptions will be processed this way. See the link below for more information

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/phase-4

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

You may be eligible for electronic repeat dispensing if you have a long term health condition that  requires regular medication. Your medication and condition must be stable to be considered for this. Access the link below for more information.

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/electronic-repeat-dispensing-for-prescribers