Health E1 Homeless Medical Centre

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

A new way to get your medicines and appliances

What is EPS?

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service, it allows prescribers working in primary care settings to generate and transmit electronic prescriptions using their computer system.

The electronic prescription is sent to the Electronic Prescription Service, where it can then be downloaded by a dispenser who has also upgraded their computer system to use EPS.

Patients then have the option to choose, or ‘nominate’ a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to receive the electronic prescription automatically without the need for any paper.

If you want to use EPS talk to someone at your pharmacy, dispensing appliance contractor or GP practice.

Benefits

If you usually collect repeat prescriptions you will not have to visit your GP practice just to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the place you choose, This saves you, your GP and pharmacists time and makes the process more convenient, as many pharmacies are open evenings and weekends.

The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose.

You will 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 the GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.

For more information about EPS please click here

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    Support offered includes:

    • advice and information for people who use drugs and/or alcohol and concerned others
    • community alcohol detoxification
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    • access to needle exchange
    • Assessment for residential detoxification and rehabilitation services
    • Counselling and 1:1 keyworking
    • support for clients experiencing domestic violence
    • onward referral to further support services as required
    • Signposting and access to mutual aid groups such as AA, NA and Smart Recovery

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  • Important!

    This practice allows community health service staff involved in your care to access parts of your medical record. Your consent will be asked before this can take place. If you do not wish this to happen, please let the practice know.