Coronavirus – Covid-19 – Electronic Prescribing

As I am sure you are aware Covid 19 is starting to have impact in the United Kingdom.

In order that we can maintain the best possible care to our patients with a potential reduced workforce we will be moving as many patients as possible to the Electronic Prescription Service over the next few days.

The Electronic Prescription Service is an NHS service that sends your prescription from your GP to a Pharmacy without the need for a paper copy; this would mean you would not need to come to the practice to collect it. You can nominate a pharmacy of your choice and this pharmacy will receive your prescription directly from your GP, via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

With EPS you will not have to visit your practice to pick up your paper prescription anymore.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because you can choose a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

EPS is reliable, secure and confidential.

This would be a very important service if the community and the practice are affected by Covid 19 and there is a need for “isolation” and “social distancing”. In this situation it may be necessary for all GP consultations are Telephone based the EPS service would be a very important function.

If you have received a text form the practice please respond back as requested, if you just want to register for the service and nominate a pharmacy please let us know.