What is the electronic prescription service

Electronic Prescription Service

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

We are proud to offer our local communities an Electronic Prescription Service. Electronic prescriptions are the best form of prescription as they can be sent to your local pharmacy and are highly secure, reliable and confidential – with the added benefit of no back and forth with the usual paper-based prescription.  

We offer every one of our patients the choice to opt into and out of our prescription collection service at any time. If you’re happy to access the service, you can fill in the form below, and we will contact you with more information.

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What is the Electronic Prescription Service?

 The Electronic Prescription Service, or more commonly abbreviated to EPS, is a service provided by the NHS through community care settings. 

The service allows your GP to send your prescription electronically from their computer to one of our pharmacies. This means that you don’t need a paper copy of your prescription. As it is sent by your GP electronically, you don’t need to collect the prescription from your GP in person.

Does this sound like something you would benefit from? You can find more information here.

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Why is the Electronic Prescription Service important?

On average, GP practices save roughly an hour and 20 minutes each day by signing electronic repeat prescriptions compared to paper versions. GP practices also save an average of an hour and 13 minutes a day by producing electronic versions of repeat prescriptions compared to paper-based ones.

If you’re regularly prescribed the same medicine, your local pharmacist can provide you with an array of Prescription Services, as part of the wider services available at many pharmacies across the UK.

You can manage your repeat prescriptions through the electronic prescription service. This means fewer trips to the GP just to get another prescription.

Why should I use EPS?

Using EPS means that you don’t have to visit your GP every time you need a new prescription. By nominating one of our pharmacies, you will also benefit from getting your medicines delivered to your home or work address as part of our prescription delivery services (for more information, please follow this link).

  • You can save time and the time of your GP
  • You can save money
  • Fewer visits to your GP
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How do I sign up to the Electronic Prescription Service?

Signing up the Electronic Prescription Service is easy. You can get started by nominating one of our pharmacies. You can do this in 2 ways. 

  • You can visit the individualised pharmacy websites and fill out our online pharmacy nomination form; you will be enrolled onto the EPS after we receive your nomination.
  • Alternatively, you can call your local Imaan branch, and one of our pharmacists will happily enrol you onto the EPS.

Can I cancel the Electronic Prescription Service? 

Yes, you can. To cancel your nominated EPS pharmacy and to stop using the service, just let your GP know that you don’t want your prescription to be sent out electronically. For more information, you can follow this link

Can I change my nominated EPS pharmacy? 

You can freely change your EPS nominated pharmacy at any time. If you want to change your current nomination to a new pharmacy, simply speak to one of our pharmacists. Let them know before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong pharmacy address.