Request Your Repeat Prescription
Request your repeat prescription online through the NHS App and collect at the pharmacy of your choice (EPS). For information on how to register with these secure services, see our online services page.
Patients who do not have internet access can request repeat prescription by ticking their repeat slip or collect the slip at the surgery and posting this in the box at the reception. You can also request your community pharmacy to order your prescriptions for you – ask to sign up to their ‘repeat ordering scheme’.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE.
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.
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.