Electronic Prescribing Service
The Tile House Surgery is registered for the Electronic Prescribing Service - this means that you are able to nominate a pharmacy and your prescription will be sent electronically to that pharmacy. So you will no longer need to come to the surgery to collect it.
To complete a pharmacy nomination form you can either come to the surgery and complete the form at our repeat prescriptions desk or go to your pharmacy and complete the form.
This service is especially useful if you wish to nominate a pharmacy close to where you work you will then be able to pick up your medications from that pharmacy.
From 20th January 2020 all prescriptions will be issued electronically both repeat and acute.
For some time now most prescriptions have been signed, sent and processed electronically to patient’s nominated pharmacy, this is now moving on to include all prescriptions, there are a few minor exceptions but very few.
Patients 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. This is for repeat prescriptions as well as acute ones that your GP may issue during a consultation
You can decide each time you are issued with a prescription where you would like it to be dispensed. When you are issued a prescription, you will be given a paper copy (token) 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. The token does not require a signature because the prescription is signed electronically.
Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically.
The main things to remember are:
No paper prescriptions will be issued.
Nominate a pharmacy
Once nominated always collect your prescriptions from that pharmacy – no token needed
If you do not want to nominate a pharmacy – remember to take your token to any pharmacy in England (not Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) they will be able to scan your token via the barcode and then access the spine and dispense your prescription.