Electronic prescription service
The Electronic Prescription Service enables prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice.
This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
If you usually collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription, saving you time.
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. You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions could be prepared before you arrive.