NO PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS
How does it work?
If you collect repeat prescriptions you will not have to visit your GP practice just to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice, saving you time.
The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose. The system reduces prescription fraud and duplicate dispensing.
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. Or you can choose an online pharmacy, who will deliver your medication.
If the prescription needs to be cancelled the GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.
Prescriptions will still take 48 hours to be processed and will be
sent to your nominated pharmacy.
What do you have to do?
You need to decide who your nominated pharmacy is, once you have made that decision, inform the pharmacy of your choice and they can add this to your electronic prescribing record. This will ensure that we will know where to send your electronic prescriptions.
It's as simple as that!
Electronic Prescribing Leaflet