Electronic Prescriptions

Electronic Prescriptions


NHS Electronic Prescription Service

Most NHS prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically.

You have 2 choices for how this works:

  • You can choose a pharmacy or dispenser to dispense all your prescriptions. When you get a prescription, it will be sent electronically to the dispenser you have chosen. You can collect your medicines or appliances without having to hand in a paper prescription.
  • You can decide each time you are issued a prescription where you would like it to be dispensed. When you are issued a prescription, you will be given a paper copy that you can take to any pharmacy or other dispenser in England. The paper copy will contain a unique barcode that will be scanned to download your prescription from the secure NHS database.

Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically.

Why choose Chemist.net as your nominated pharmacy?

If you get regular prescriptions then Chemist.net can dispense all your prescriptions and post them to you. You won't need to collect a paper prescription from your GP or visit your pharmacy to collect your medication. If you have any queries about your medications you can contact us rather than your GP.

You will still need to order your repeat prescriptions in the same way as you do now and they will automatically be sent to us for dispensing. 

Sounds good, how do I sign up?

Just complete this simple form!

Alternatively you can print this form, complete it and return it to the freepost address written on the form: EPS Nomination Form

Cancelling or changing your choice of pharmacist or dispenser

You can change or cancel your choice of dispenser at any time. Simply speak to your GP or pharmacist before you order your next prescription.

You should allow time for the update to take place to avoid your next prescription being sent to the wrong place.

Who can see my prescription?

Electronic prescriptions are reliable, secure and confidential.

Your electronic prescription will be seen by the people who provide your medicines in GP practices and pharmacies, and by NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies.

For more information on the Electronic Prescription Service please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/