Simplify Your Visits to the Pharmacist with the NHS’s New Electronic Prescription Service
Going to the pharmacy can be a time-consuming matter when you have a number of prescriptions to fill. But now that England is transitioning to a paperless system, you’ll find that your time spent at the pharmacy will be shorter – and you’ll be able to fill your prescription at any local participating pharmacy with a paperless prescription.
How Does the EPS Work – and What are its Benefits?
- Firstly, you’ll see that your prescription is filled much more quickly. Instead of writing the prescription, your GP can send it to any local pharmacy. More and more pharmacies are joining this programme, so you’ll be able to fill your prescription at most any facility. You’ll notice that your waits won’t be as long and you won’t have to spend as much time fumbling through papers to hand over.
- Secondly, Accuracy Electronic prescriptions are just as they sound – more accurate. You will reduce the risk of getting the incorrect prescription by using Accuracy Electronic.
- Thirdly, Easy Refills Regular prescriptions can be filled at the pharmacy directly. You won’t have to go to your GP any longer. Again, this is going to save you time and money!
- Finally, you won’t have to worry about your security. The paper prescriptions were filled by your GP, pharmacist, and the NHS. This is still true of electronic prescriptions – except they won’t ever be lost.
But I Have Some Concerns!
I don’t have a computer or internet! You may be concerned about the EPS if you don’t have a computer. However, you don’t need a computer to use the EPS. You can still opt-in for paper prescriptions, or you can simply have a contractor working for the EPS dispense your nomination for you. You can also change your pharmacy without even going online – just talk to your GP.
I’m very concerned about my privacy! Don’t worry about where your prescription goes – it’s always seen by the same people as it was before. Just the GP, pharmacies, and NHS prescription payment service can see it.
I take care of someone who needs me to pick up prescriptions. You can still do this! Just talk to your GP about organising it.
I still don’t understand how it works. Don’t fret! You may have more questions that we didn’t answer in this short article. You can always visit the EPS’s site to get accurate, in-depth info about the new programme.