Wednesday, July 18, 2012

EPS Electronic prescription service is now available in this Practice

What does this mean for me?

Your Doctor now has the ability to apply an electronic signature to a prescription instead of a handwritten signature, making it the legal entity against which medication can be dispensed. This will then be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy or dispenser. You will need to nominate the place where you wish to collect your medication, which could be a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. Patients can go straight to the pharmacy of their choice to pick up their medication, without having to visit the practice or send in an SAE.

How do I nominate my choice of pharmacy?
By making a request to your pharmacy or the Receptionist or GP at the surgery. Patients can request for their nomination to be set, changed or removed at any time

What will we achieve from this?
Greater efficiency, safer working

Is this service right for you?
Yes if you have a stable condition and you:

• Don’t want to go to your GP Practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

• Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time.

• Use a prescription collection service now.

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP Practice to add your nomination for you.

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