Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
If you have regular prescriptions then EPS will save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to the surgery to pick up your prescription. The EPS service will enable us to send your prescription electronically to any pharmacy you choose making it quick and easy for you pick up your medication. Click here to Find a Pharmacy near you
Broom Leys Surgery are now into stage 4 of the Electronic Prescription submission service. This means all our prescriptions are sent electronically to the Spine where the pharmacy can download and process your prescription. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy you will still need to come to the practice to pick up your prescription paper but this may look slightly different to usual. It will have a barcode which the pharmacy will scan when you arrive. You will not need to collect a prescription paper if you have a nomination. You can save time and trip to the surgery by nominating your regular pharmacy. For more information on EPS stage 4 please Click here.
Pharmacy nominations can be done via the pharmacy of your choice, alternatively you can contact the reception team at the surgery.
For more information on the EPS services please see our ’EPS and Prescription Guides below’ or visit NHS Choices website.
Click here to download the EPS Guide
Click here to download the Prescription Guide
Electronic Repeat Dispensing(eRDS)
In a bid to minimise disruption to prescription supplies for patients who are on long term stable medication we are starting to use a system called Electronic Repeat Dispensing Service (eRDS) – sometimes referred to as a ‘batch prescription’.
eRDS means that a set number of your usual repeat prescription(s) will be sent in advance electronically to your nominated pharmacy; sufficient prescriptions until your next review is due. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them. You will not need to request a repeat prescription from the practice but instead go directly to your usual pharmacy each time you need your medication.
Using eRD you can:
- save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
- pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
- spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
- save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy
You may be contacted by a member of our medicines team or receive information via text or email regarding this.
For more information about eRD and how it works
NHSE/NHSI- Temporary change to need for patient consent to enable increased use of eRD
It has always been the case that patients need to individually consent to receiving their medication in this way. Now, using the powers granted by the National Health Service (Amendments Relating to the Provision of Primary Care Services During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020, we have agreed with the Secretary of State that in certain circumstances this requirement can be temporarily suspended.
Practices in England may transfer any clinically suitable patient onto eRD if they are already receiving, or have agreed to receive, electronic prescriptions. The requirement for patient consent is suspended until 30 June 2020 at which time the suspension will either be extended or revoked.