Electronic repeat dispensing
We are now doing electronic prescriptions, this means that there will be no physical prescription printed.It will all be on our computers, where we can track where your prescriptions are.You will still get a printed repeat prescription slip to request your prescriptions from a pharmacy of your choice.
YOU MUST STILL REQUEST YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS!
You do not have to use a computer to request them, you can still request them the normal way.
Electronic prescriptions will depend on whether the pharmacy you collection your medication from are also doing electronic prescriptions.
Any patient suitable for a repeat prescription could be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Patients on stable therapy
- Patients with long term conditions
- Patients on multiple therapy e.g. hypertension, diabetes, asthma etc.
- Patients that can appropriately self-manage seasonal conditions
More information about the Electronic Prescription Service, including more common questions, can be accessed on the website at: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps or you can ask a member of staff at any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor, or at your GP practice for more information.