The NHS Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) is a service where prescriptions can be sent electronically to the patients’ chosen pharmacy or appliance company instead of a paper prescription being printed and collected.
This is currently an optional service and any patients who want their prescriptions to be sent electronically need to speak to their chosen pharmacy to officially nominate them.
Patients will not automatically have their prescriptions sent this way. It is an opt-in service.
The NHS EPS is a secure and confidential service and your electronic prescription will only be seen by the same people who see your paper prescriptions now (GP practice staff, pharmacy staff, NHS prescription payment and fraud prevention agencies).
Further information can be found on the HSCIC website.