NHS Electronic Prescriptions Services (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service that allows you to choose how your GP transfers your prescriptions to the pharmacy. By nominating a designated pharmacy you will no longer have to physically collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP. Your GP will instead send them electronically to your chosen pharmacy through the NHS secure digital network saving you more than just time.


As an NHS patient you do not need a computer or smart phone to operate EPS. This system works within the NHS digital network connecting NHS GP practices to NHS pharmacies nationwide. For your peace of mind this system offers NHS patients with a secure transfer of information where only authorised persons can access your prescription.

The electronic service is most suitable for patients who are on repeat medication, have a stable condition, don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect a prescription or if you want your medication delivered/collected from a single address. The electronic service is less suitable for patients who don’t get prescriptions often or wish to collect medicines from many different places.

You can only nominate one pharmacy at a time. This can be done by your GP or pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time by informing your GP or a pharmacy which offers EPS

If you don’t want your prescriptions to be sent electronically or prefer paper prescriptions simply inform your GP.