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New Phase of Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) starts

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a way of patients having their prescriptions sent directly to a pharmacy of their choice, avoiding the need to collect the prescription from the surgery.

From Thursday, June 6, 2019 Lake Road Practice will start ‘EPS Phase 4’.

This means that patients without a Nominated Pharmacy will have their prescriptions signed and sent electronically.

Patients will be given a Phase 4 Token (still a Green bit of paper) with a unique bar code that can be taken to any pharmacy for processing. This replaces the traditional Prescription you are currently given.

There are certain items that cannot be processed via EPS, however in this case you will still be given a traditional prescription to take to your pharmacy.

So not much changes for the patient, you will still have a paper copy (Token) of your prescription and you can go to any pharmacy, anywhere in England to have this dispensed.

If you would like to nominate a pharmacy you can either use your SystmOnline account or you can speak to a member of the reception team who will arrange this for you.

Further information can be found at: assets.nhs.uk